In a new national achievement, Balady showcased its experience at the World Digital Day Forum for Sustainable Development Goals in New York. The forum, organized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), recognized our platform's excellence in delivering services through innovative models that enrich the future of urban residents, providing various solutions that contribute to improving their quality of life and enhancing their well-being through the digital municipal services system.
This selection comes after our platform was nominated among 300 regional and international technological initiatives from different countries around the world to address the challenges of sustainable development. Balady showcased its pioneering technological experience in leading urban development, delivering smart municipal service innovations globally, and exchanging global expertise with other participating entities.
Eng. Musaed bin Abdullah Alotaibi, Deputy Minister for Digital Transformation and Smart Cities, emphasized that showcasing Balady’s experience is a recognition of the national efforts made in providing digital urban solutions to serve humanity and provide future generations with quality and prosperous lives.
Alotaibi added that the selection of our platform among hundreds of digital solutions from various countries around the world confirms the Kingdom's ability to innovate in providing municipal solutions that contribute to achieving sustainable development goals and building a vibrant and sustainable society. He noted that the Saudi experience has demonstrated the ability of its people to create added value in their community and the whole world.
It is worth mentioning that Balady offers more than 200 diverse digital services, such as interactive maps and issuing municipal and construction licenses, with aim to facilitate the needs of the municipal sector across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for over 3 million users through Baladi application. Such services contribute to facilitating businesses and improving the quality of life in Saudi cities.