Eighteen government services received awards for excelling in e-Government services at the inaugural e-Government Excellence Awards.
Six distinguished winner awards and 12 merit awards were given out in six award categories: Websites, e-Services, m-Services, Data Sharing, People Engagement and Shared System & Services.
The awards aim to recognise exceptional government initiatives that use information technology in an innovative way to enhance government operations, provide a more open and transparent government, and deliver impactful citizen services.
The Housing & Development Board (HDB) was awarded the eGov Excellence Awards for three projects.
HDB’s winning projects are MyDoc@HDB, Mobile@HDB, and HDB InfoWEB.
Two of the Land Transport Authority’s IT projects also won awards.
MyTransport.SG Mobile App emerged as the Distinguished Winner in the m-Services category, while its data sharing initiative DataMall@MyTransport.SG took home a Distinguished Winner award in the Data Sharing category for its contributions to the developer community.
LTA said DataMall@MyTransport.SG was conceived through a cloud computing programme in November 2011 with the aim of sharing LTA’s rich repository of land transport data such as public transport, traffic and geospatial data.
MyTransport.SG offers a wide range of information for all modes of land transportation – empowering commuters, motorists and cyclists in Singapore to make informed decisions and better plan their journey with information on the nearest bus-stops and taxi stands, nearest cycling paths, parking lot location and availability, traffic cameras, and real-time road conditions.
The award was given by the Ministry of Finance and the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore.
The projects were chosen out of 93 submissions from 49 agencies.
Source : CNA – 30 Apr 2013