Mohammed bin Rashid: A comprehensive restructuring of Dubai Municipality and its transformation into specialized institutions and one regulatory destination

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, chaired today a meeting of the Dubai Council at the Executive Office at Emirates Towers.

His Highness said through his official account on the social networking site "Twitter", "Today I chaired a meeting of the Dubai Council in the Executive Office in the Emirates Towers... Our first decision was to establish a "Development and Citizens Affairs Committee" headed by Hamdan bin Mohammed. The committee will oversee the development of social, housing and development services files. Citizens... and developing and implementing plans to provide development opportunities for youth.



His Highness added, "The Committee for Development and Citizens' Affairs aims to raise the quality of life of our citizens to be the best in the world, provide opportunities for our youth, and work to consolidate our community, family and population stability."

His Highness continued, "The goal of economic development in our country is to provide a decent life for our people... and the committee's goal is to achieve this goal in the fastest and best way."

His Highness added, "We decided today, during the Dubai Council meeting, to work on a comprehensive restructuring of Dubai Municipality and transform it into specialized institutions and a single regulatory body. The new structure aims to create economic opportunities worth 10 billion dirhams and raise the quality of services by 20% during the coming period."

His Highness said, "Dubai Municipality is the oldest department in Dubai. It has produced leaders in government work. It has successfully managed during the last period the municipal affairs in the emirate. Today we have a new model for future cities that we need to keep pace with. The secret of maintaining our competitiveness is in our ability to keep pace with changes and meet new global ambitions.

His Highness said, "As we decided today, during the Dubai Council meeting, to restructure the Dubai Land Department... the goal is to consolidate the leadership of our real estate sector globally... by enhancing transparency... developing governance... and increasing investment in this sector... and we are optimistic about the new positive changes."

His Highness added, "During the meeting, we decided today, during the meeting, a new system to ensure the sustainability of family businesses in the emirate.. A center will be established for family businesses to support building systems that guarantee their continuity for at least 100 years.. and another center for arbitration and dispute resolution for them.. and the development of 4 new legal systems to ensure legislative flexibility." achieve our goals."

His Highness continued, "We also decided during the meeting to establish a committee headed by Hamdan bin Mohammed to oversee all future technological developments in the field of the digital economy in the emirate, and the committee's first project will be the preparation of the Dubai Metaverse Strategy during the next two months. The digital economy holds huge opportunities that we bet on for the future of Dubai."

His Highness said, "At the Dubai Council meeting, we adopted a new vision for the residential neighborhoods for citizens in the emirate ... to provide these neighborhoods and suburbs with economic opportunities for their residents and to have the highest quality social and residential environment in the world. We assigned the Infrastructure Commissioner to prepare a plan within a month for the first three neighborhoods of Al Khawaneej, Al Barsha and Al Mizhar."

His Highness said, "We have also assigned the Infrastructure Commissioner, Brother Mattar Al Tayer, to develop an integrated plan to develop the countryside and wilds of Dubai, such as Al-Habbab, Al-Lusili, Al-Faqa', Al-Marmoom, and others...and transform them into development areas and prominent tourist and cultural destinations...and improve the level of their services...and involve their people to take advantage of the economic opportunities that they will provide."

His Highness added, "Today, agreements for the performance of the infrastructure track managers were signed with the Infrastructure Commissioner. They are the Dubai Municipality, the Land Department and the Housing Program. They have great tasks.. and quick positive changes. We count on them to achieve our ambitions during the coming period."

His Highness concluded by saying, "The Dubai Council aims to lead the transformational projects in the Emirate. Our decisions today are big, important, future and bear good for our citizens. My dependence, after God, is on Hamdan and Maktoom in following up on all these new transformations that will chart a better and more beautiful future for our future generations, God willing."

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