It supervises the implementation of the outputs of the "Dubai Urban 2040" project.

Hamdan bin Mohammed forms the Higher Committee for Urban Planning in the Emirate of Dubai

  • Mattar Al Tayer: "The committee will focus on strategic files, the most important of which are housing, regulating the real estate sector, and enhancing the quality of life."

  • The committee approves the necessary recommendations regarding strategic plans and studies and major infrastructure and urban projects in Dubai.

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His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council of the Emirate of Dubai, issued Council Resolution No. (18) for the year 2021 to form the Higher Committee for Urban Planning in the Emirate of Dubai, with the aim of organizing and governing urban planning in the Emirate of Dubai, and implementing the outputs of the project plan Dubai Urban 2040, which was adopted by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, last March, and to achieve His Highness' vision that Dubai is the best city for life in the world.

His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, through tweets on Twitter yesterday, said: "Today we issued a decision to form the Higher Committee for Urban Planning in the Emirate of Dubai, headed by Brother Mattar Al Tayer, and it will assume the overall supervision of the urban planning sector, including the Dubai Plan. Urban 2040 .. Our goal is to ensure the highest levels of efficiency and governance .. Our goal is to make Dubai the best city for life in the world.”

His Highness added: "The Dubai Urban Plan 2040 paves the way for a new phase, requiring unprecedented levels of unified work and joint coordination, and we have great goals, set by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid for Dubai for the next two decades. The committee will oversee its implementation, with the support and participation of various stakeholders within the framework of It speeds up the pace of achievement.”

The committee will be responsible for the general supervision of the urban planning sector in Dubai, including the supervision of the implementation of the urban plan of the emirate, and ensuring the alignment of the plans of government agencies in Dubai with this plan, in addition to ensuring the integration of roles between the entities related to the urban plan.

The decision included the formation of a higher committee in the emirate, called the "Higher Committee for Urban Planning", headed by the Commissioner-General of the Infrastructure, Urban Planning and Quality of Life Mattar Al Tayer track, and the membership of: Managing Director and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, Director General of Dubai Municipality, and Director General of the authority Dubai Development, Chairman of the Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation, Director General of the Land Department, Executive Director of the Strategy and Corporate Governance Sector at the Roads and Transport Authority, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Energy, in addition to an urban planning expert and an economist, to be named by the Chairman of the Supreme Committee for Urban Planning .

The resolution defined the tasks and powers of the Higher Committee for Urban Planning, including: approving the urban plan for the Emirate of Dubai, submitting it to the Executive Council for approval, and ensuring that the urban plan goes in accordance with the plans developed, and is in line with government priorities and directions, in addition to ensuring the integration of roles between the entities related to the urban plan. In the Emirate, and directing the provision of the necessary support to facilitate the coordination process between them, and taking the necessary decisions regarding any issues or disputes that may arise between the parties related to the urban plan, in the event that appropriate consensual solutions are not reached between the concerned parties, and referring those issues to the Executive Council in the cases that summon it.

In accordance with the decision, the committee is also concerned with proposing policies and legislation that ensure the achievement of the desired objectives of implementing the urban plan, and enabling the authorities related to the urban plan to carry out the competencies and powers entrusted to them, in addition to approving the necessary recommendations regarding strategic plans and studies, framework plans, and infrastructure and urban projects. The major projects related to urban planning, which are in line with the urban plan of the emirate, and submitted to His Highness the Chairman of the Executive Council for approval, as well as issuing the necessary directives regarding any major amendments to the approved urban plan based on the developments and directions of the Dubai government in this regard.

The Higher Committee for Urban Planning has the right, by virtue of this decision, to review the results of the strategic performance indicators for the implementation of the urban plan, follow up its achievement, and direct the necessary measures and solutions to raise the efficiency and effectiveness of its implementation, in addition to issuing the necessary directives regarding the obstacles and difficulties that may face the implementation of this plan in all its stages.

The resolution authorized the Supreme Committee to form sub-committees and work teams to assist them in performing their tasks, defining their tasks, powers, mechanism of work, and any other issues related to them, and to seek the assistance of whomever it deems appropriate with experience and expertise, whether from the employees of the entities related to the urban plan in the Emirate or from outside.

Mattar Al Tayer, Commissioner-General of Infrastructure, Urban Planning and Quality of Life, Chairman of the Supreme Committee for Urban Planning, said that the decision of His Highness the Crown Prince of Dubai to form the Supreme Committee supports the realization of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum's vision for Dubai to be the best city for life in the world. The Supreme Committee will coordinate efforts among all the competent authorities in the Emirate of Dubai to implement the outputs of the urban plan, in a way that supports the development plans of Dubai and accelerates the development process. The Supreme Committee will also focus on addressing strategic files, the most important of which are housing, regulating the real estate sector, and enhancing the quality of life.

Al Tayer explained that the Supreme Committee will activate the governance framework that was approved within the outputs of the Dubai Urban Plan 2040 project, which is built on several levels to ensure the implementation of infrastructure and urban development projects that support economic prosperity and enhance the attractiveness of life in Dubai, noting that this framework was prepared based on An integrated technical study, conducted for global models that proved successful.

Dubai Crown Prince:

• "We have great goals set by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid for Dubai for the next two decades, which the committee will oversee their implementation."

• "Our goal is to ensure the highest levels of efficiency and governance... Our goal is to make Dubai the best city for life in the world."

• «Dubai Urban Plan 2040 paves the way for a new phase that requires unprecedented levels of unified action and joint coordination».

support and cooperation

The resolution entrusted Dubai Municipality to provide administrative and technical support to the Supreme Committee, to enable it to perform the tasks entrusted to it under the provisions of this resolution. And the statistics and documents it requests, which it deems necessary to enable it to perform the tasks entrusted to it under the provisions of this resolution.

The resolution stipulated that the Chairman of the Higher Committee for Urban Planning in the Emirate of Dubai shall issue the necessary decisions to implement the provisions of this resolution, and the Executive Council Resolution No. (31) of 2008 regarding the Dubai Urban Plan 2040 and its amendments shall be repealed, and any provision in any other resolution to the extent that it contradicts And the provisions of Resolution No. (18) of 2021, which shall come into force from the date of its issuance, and be published in the Official Gazette.

• The committee will support the realization of Mohammed bin Rashid's vision for Dubai to be the best city for life in the world.

• The decision authorized the Supreme Committee to form sub-committees and work teams to assist them in performing their tasks, and to define their tasks, powers and work mechanism.

• The committee supervises the implementation of the urban plan of the emirate in accordance with the plans, priorities and government directions.

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