Date(s) - 05 November 2013
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Kuwait – 5 November – 2013 — EQUATE Petrochemical Company and the Public Authority for Civil Information (PACI) launched self-service kiosks for company employees to issue human resources (HR) certificates by using the Smart Civil ID in cooperation with Diyar United Company .
The kiosks, considered the first of their kind at Kuwaiti companies, were launched under the patronage of PACI Director-General Bassam Musaed Al-Asousi, with the attendance of PACI Deputy Director-General for Information Technology Mansour Al-Methen, EQUATE President & CEO Mohammad Husain and Diyar General-Manager Bashar Atout, as well as a number of leaders and employees from the three entities.
On this occasion, Al-Asousi said, “PACI is greatly pleased to have such a project with EQUATE as it represents a practical application of the Civil ID’s multiple uses by using the kiosks to issue HR certificates for the company’s employees. The Civil ID will be used to electronically identify the employee. We consider this successful project as one of the important uses of the advanced capabilities in the Smart Civil ID that provides the highest level of security to users.”
On his part, Husain said, “EQUATE pays great attention to its human resources who form the company’s most important cornerstone for success in all fields. There is no doubt that such collaboration with PACI and Diyar would contribute to saving the employees’ time and effort through using state-of-the-art technology, which is all part of manifesting EQUATE’s tagline of ‘Partners in Success’ and its continuous aspiration to further development and growth.”
In addition, Atout said, “We are proud to have such cooperation with PACI and EQUATE to execute this unique project to use the Smart Civil ID and integrating it with the self-service kiosks to issue HR certificate for EQUATE’s employees. Diyar has dedicated its staff’s expertise in the usage of Smart Civil ID’s and self-service kiosks to achieve this unique project within the set timeline.”
Through using the Smart Civil ID to electronically identify the user, the kiosks will allow EQUATE employees to instantly issue a number of authenticated HR certificates, such as salary certificate, salary continuity certificate, “To Whom It May Concern” letters, as well as other relevant matters.
Established in 1995, EQUATE is an international joint venture between Petrochemical Industries Company (PIC), The Dow Chemical Company (Dow), Boubyan Petrochemical Company (BPC) and Qurain Petrochemical Industries Company (QPIC). Commencing production in 1997, EQUATE is the single operator of a fully integrated world-scale manufacturing facility producing over 5 million tons annually of high-quality petrochemical products which are marketed throughout the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Europe.