Dialog Axiata, MIT and ICTA Recognised by Power and Energy Ministry

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The National Fuel Pass Platform was gifted by Dialog and MIT to the Ministry of Power and Energy to manage the fuel crisis in the country.

The Ministry of Power and Energy conveyed its appreciation to the country’s leading technology entities, Dialog Axiata PLC, MillenniumIT ESP and ICTA as the facilitators of the National Fuel Pass system. Recently, at an event, the Ministry recognised the three entities for their invaluable and gratuitous contribution and expertise extended towards the development of the platform and the successful implementation of the allocation-based fuel distribution system.

Since implementation, the National Fuel Pass platform has been successfully adopted by 93% of fuel stations across the country, with over 11 million transactions to date. The National Fuel Pass, which was introduced to provide the public a convenient and easily accessible solution to obtain fuel and facilitate an allocation-based fuel distribution method, has also surpassed 6 million vehicle registrations to-date.

Dialog and MillenniumIT ESP will continue to support the National Fuel Pass platform free of charge over the next three years and will closely work with the Ministry of Power and Energy and ICTA to introduce additional functionality to meet the requirements of special segments. In addition to providing a sustainable allocation-based fuel distribution method to Sri Lankans, the successful implementation of the National Fuel Pass platform contributed to significant national savings, where the monthly expenditure of fuel imports has been reduced from USD 500 Million to USD 230 Million.

Speaking to the gathering, Minister of Power and Energy Kanchana Wijesekera said, “On behalf of the Government of Sri Lanka, I would like to express my sincere gratitude and appreciation to ICTA, MillenniumIT ESP and Dialog Axiata PLC for synergising with the Ministry of Power and Energy to ease the burden of the fuel crisis on the public with the National Fuel Pass initiative. The journey to the National Fuel Pass system was riddled with trial and learning, and I am grateful to all stakeholders for remaining positive and proactive with an unwavering commitment to finding an immediate solution to a national crisis. This effort would not have materialised into the fully-fledged system it is today without the support of Lanka IOC and Ceylon Petroleum Corporation and the voluntary efforts of the individuals from the National Youth Corp and National Youth Council. Our aim was to give each individual a guaranteed fuel quota to manage their day-to-day activities, and, with this system, we have made it a reality today.”