Dubai Crown Prince leads 30-year federal housing plan

HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum also issued directives to prepare a separate programme aimed at revamping old neighbourhoods in Dubai

A 30-year housing plan will be developed for UAE citizens by the Dubai Municipality [representational image].
A 30-year housing plan will be developed for UAE citizens by the Dubai Municipality [representational image].

A 30-year housing plan will be developed for UAE citizens by Dubai Municipality. 

HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and chairman of the Dubai Executive Council, instructed municipality officials to work on housing plans to meet the needs of the UAE's citizens. 

Sheikh Hamdan said the provision of appropriate residences for Emiratis is one of the priorities of the Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

Municipality officials were instructed to coordinate with relevant authorities to devise the plan. 

A separate programme to revamp old neighbourhoods in Dubai would also be prepared as part of the Crown Prince's directives. 

The programme would incorporate modern planning standards, whilst also maintaining "the distinctive character of those areas", UAE news agency, WAM, reported. 

Commenting on these developments, Sheikh Hamdan said the programmes would help "achieve the highest levels of UAE citizens' satisfaction in [terms of] housing services and [the] development of interrelated and diverse communities at the social and environmental levels".

Sheikh Hamdan was accompanied by HH Sheikh Maktoum Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, to the municipality, where he was received by Hussain Nasser Lootah, the director-general of the Dubai Municipality. 

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