Al-Marri: Enhancing the readiness of the government sector for the post-"Covid-19" phase

Abdullah bin Touq Al-Marri: “A package of 33 initiatives have been launched that focus on transforming 8 axes that are currently being implemented to boost the economy.

The activities of the first digital session of the Virtual Annual Investment Forum 2020, organized by the Ministry of Economy, were launched yesterday under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

The Minister of Economy, Abdullah bin Touq Al-Marri, said in a speech during the forum, that “in the long term, and as we celebrate the 50th anniversary in 2021, the UAE plans to draw and design the next 50 years, towards achieving its vision 2071, as it takes over the vision of our wise leadership for the post-era ( Covid-19) is of great importance to enhance the readiness of the government sector in the country, and to raise efficiency and performance at the federal and local levels.

To achieve this vision, we have identified sectors that have the potential to make significant contributions to the economy of the future, including tourism, entrepreneurship, small and medium enterprises, emerging companies, retail trade, e-commerce, industry, food security, creative sectors, sectors of the fourth industrial revolution, and the sector. The space".

He added that a flexible package was launched, consisting of 33 initiatives, focusing on transforming eight axes that are currently being implemented, with the aim of strengthening the country's economy and its commercial competitiveness.

For his part, Minister of State for Entrepreneurship and Small and Medium Enterprises, Dr. Ahmed Belhoul Al Falasi, in his speech on the Small and Medium Enterprises axis, said, “It is necessary to give start-ups and small and medium enterprises opportunities to recover from the effects of the pandemic, and to provide an enabling environment that enables them to possess the ability to Supporting growth and development, and we must enhance the ability of entrepreneurs to overcome the challenges caused by the pandemic, and support them to use a sustainable business model using digitalization and technological innovation. ”

In turn, Israeli Economy Minister Amir Peretz said, in a speech on the sidelines of the start-up axis, that "the world is divided due to political and national borders, but the (Covid-19) pandemic does not distinguish between race, gender or countries, and therefore it has no borders."

He added, “I recently received a lot of information about the technological achievement of the UAE.

I am convinced that together, we can create a common force and bridge to global innovation and international technology cooperation.

I am looking forward and very excited to work on the possibility of visiting the UAE in the near future. ”

For his part, President of the World Association of Investment Promotion and Promotion Agencies, Executive Director of the Dubai Investment Development Corporation, Fahad Al-Gergawi, said that “the impact of foreign direct investment focuses on areas with a direct positive impact on the economy, as investment comes and profit is achieved from the positive impact on society, where Society will benefit from this investment, and there will be a lot of positives, along with job creation, and a positive impact on the environment, and this is something that is being introduced now, and all investments must be within this range.

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