The Syrian Company for Electronic Payments announced today the launch of the national e-commerce platform (Seeb Online) in Syria, within a press conference held by the Ministry of Communications at the headquarters of the Syrian Telecom Company.
The (Seeb Online) platform enables customers of operating banks and cellular companies associated with the Syrian Company for Electronic Payments system to pay financial claims when completing government transactions electronically or during electronic shopping using the platform account consisting of a user name created with one of the operating banks or cellular companies and linked to the bank account or email to the customer.
The Minister of Communications and Technology, Eng. Iyad Al-Khatib, stressed during the conference that the (Seib Online) platform is one of the main and important components of the electronic payment system, as it was created with national expertise and cadres of the Syrian Electronic Payments Company and the Central Bank of Syria in cooperation with the technical staff of public and private banks.
Minister Al-Khatib explained that electronic commerce is one of the important areas in the business world, especially with the rapid technological development and the great opportunities it provides for small and medium enterprises by displaying their products in the new digital markets. Contributes to the advancement of the digital economy.
Minister Al-Khatib referred to the executive measures taken by the ministry to successfully launch the new service by securing a secure and stable connection to the Internet at high speeds through the cellular communications network and securing the connection of banks operating in both the private and public sectors through a system of optical cables network to secure reliable Internet in banking operations through the infrastructure. The Syrian Telecom Company.
For his part, Minister of Economy and Foreign Trade, Dr. Samer Al-Khalil stressed during the conference the importance of launching the electronic trading platform (Seib Online) in terms of developing and modernizing electronic payment methods and financial exchanges and keeping pace with technological developments in the countries of the world, noting that the platform will contribute, through the promotion of payment services and e-shopping, to support the economy. The national economy with all its components, especially in the commercial and financial fields.
The director of the Syrian Company for Electronic Payments, Dr. Ayman Mallouk, in turn explained the steps for subscribing to the service by creating an account (Seib Online) on the website or application of the bank or the two electronic accounts (Syriatel Cash) and (Cash Mobile) with my cellular company, where payment is made through the platform through Entering the website or application of the service provider, then choosing the service to carry out the payment process, entering the user name or the customer's cell phone number, then entering the verification code sent to the customer's phone, where the payment is finally confirmed and the notification is received.
Mallouk pointed out that the number of financial claims that have been paid through the company since the launch of the payment system services in April 2020 amounted to 9.4 million, with a total value exceeding 22 billion Syrian pounds, explaining that the new platform enables citizens who have bank accounts to pay basic bills and transaction fees to public authorities. electronically.
The Director of Payment Systems at the Central Bank of Syria, Imad Rajab, indicated that the Central Bank, with all its technical and technical cadres, continues to follow up on the processes of modernization and development of electronic payment methods in Syria to launch towards digital transformation, indicating that the (Seib Online) platform contributes to saving effort, time and the hassle of mobility by providing services Electronic payment for customers with all operating banks and customers of cellular companies with ease and ease.
The launch of the “Seeb Online” platform was attended by the Deputy Minister of Finance, Manhal Hanawi, a number of managers of banks, public and private financial institutions, central managers in the authorities concerned with the electronic payment system, and a number of commercial and economic activities.
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