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Amazonas puts public services in the palm of its inhabitants

The application "Amazon in the Palm of the Hand" has changed the lives of the inhabitants of that Brazilian state by bringing together in a single platform the public services that previously could only performed in person and that forced them to cross rivers and dirt roads for days.

Las Vegas (USA), Nov 17 (EFE) .- The application "Amazonas en la Palma de la Mano" has changed the lives of the inhabitants of that Brazilian state by combining services in a single platform public that before could only be done in person and that forced them to cross rivers and dirt roads for days.

Amazonas is the largest state in Brazil and its surface, more of 1.5 million square kilometers, is greater than that of France, Spain, Sweden and Greece combined, a vast and inhospitable territory crossed by the largest river in the world and in which only about four million people live.

Performing any official procedure with the regional government in the largest tropical forest on the planet is not easy and from there The idea of ​​giving access to public services in a unified way in a single application arose.

"We were worried that a citizen living in the far north of the state would have to take a boat for four days to go to the capital (Manaus) to do a management with the Government. de Datos Amazonas (Prodam).

Prodam, which developed the application, is a company controlled by the Government of Amazonas that aims to promote specialized services in the region in information and communication technologies (ICT) for public administration.

"Our goal is to transform the concept of government today, which is a set of buildings, officials and papers, in a platform that is accessible at any time and in any place for the citizen. materialize the project were associated with the American company CA Technologies, owns an algorithmic solution that makes it possible to integrate all the data of the Secretariats regional to reach the application in a unique way.

Launched in September this year and with an initial budget of five million reais (about 1.5 million dollars), "Amazonas en la Palma de la Mano" has made available to its citizens more than a dozen education, health and tax payment services, among others.

"Through the platform I can know the notes of my son at school, what is his schedule, his teacher, his file and I can, for example, have access to the situation of my vehicle, if I have a fine or infraction, "Martinez explains.

" We do not need to wait in line anymore, "he adds.

Before this revolution, to enroll a child in a school in Manaus, parents go a day earlier and stay in line to take a place, according to Eduardo Gomes, director of sales of the public sector of CA Technologies in Brazil.

The question of identity It is also simplified, because if to go to the hospital you had to present the health card on the one hand, and for taxes, the Physical Person Registry (CPF, in its initials in Portuguese) by other; presented this week at CA World '17, in Las Vegas (USA), is already developing in other states of Brazil, such as Bahia and Piauí, in the northeast of the country, the poorest region of the South American giant.

In Piauí they are going to incorporate a singular novelty because, in view of the difficulties they have in the campaigns of blood donation and breast milk, they introduced a game to through which how much more one donates, earns more points, which will serve, depending on the accumulated, to make a discount in the payment of taxes.

According to a study of the Brazilian Association of State Entities of ICT, each real (about 30 cents) that is invested in technology, generates in the economy a value three times higher.

"It is important because for the poorest states or with the most difficulties (from Brazil) it can be the ideal way, because in the hour that one invests in technology, there is more money left to do other things ", emphasizes Martinez.

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