To enable and drive the development of all its smart solutions and applications, the Smart Qatar Programme (Tasmu) of the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MoTC) is building a "one-of-a-kind" smart city solution, which connects all sectors and smart solutions.
The Tasmu Central Platform will have a website and a mobile application. Developers will be using the platform and its services to build smart solutions.
With the initial launch planned for 2021, the Tasmu Central Platform will eventually be the nerve centre for smart solutions development and the orchestration of these services across the five priority sectors, the MoTC has said in a statement.
2020 saw the accelerated development of a variety of platform capabilities, including advanced reporting and analytics, identity and profile management, notification services, cybersecurity, and payment gateway, among others.
Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad bin Nasser al-Thani, chief commercial officer at Ooredoo, the lead partner of the consortium that was awarded the Tasmu Central Platform development contract at Qitcom 2019, said: “We are proud that Ooredoo is supporting this smart city project for the Ministry of Transport and Communications and the State of Qatar, working with esteemed organisations, including malomatia, Microsoft, Delta Partners, PwC, Accenture, Atos and other consortium members. These members include the best global corporations and the brightest local talents, offering the ideal combination to launch a platform that can compete internationally.
“The Tasmu Central Platform will be a key enabler for the Smart Qatar Programme and the State of Qatar in our drive towards achieving Qatar National Vision 2030, and we are honoured to be a pivotal part of this mission. The Platform will also accelerate the growth of the smart city ecosystem and facilitate launch-to-market for use case providers to enhance citizens’ lives. We are also excited to announce that we are taking part in an Acceleration Programme, as part of the Smart Qatar Central Platform initiative, aimed at helping startups in Qatar and beyond, enabling them to become part of this smart city programme and contribute to the growth of Qatar’s digital economy and ecosystem."