Dubai Ruler reviews roadmap for infra, housing, transport sectors

The Ministry of Infrastructure’s integrated asset management system will reduce the cost of maintaining govt buildings by 20%

HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai
HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai

The Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, reviewed the main approaches of the “Road Map for Leadership in the Energy, Infrastructure, Housing and Transport sectors” at a meeting with a team from the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure.

The “road map for leadership” seeks to define the objectives of work for the next ten years, in a way that translates the UAE’s “50-Year strategy”, which intends to boost international competitiveness, support infrastructure sustainability, and shape development to achieve the aspirations of the government.

Commenting on the importance of the road map for leadership, the Dubai Ruler said that it is not possible to maintain “our logistical excellence without enhancing the quality of the infrastructure and developing the transport sector by achieving qualitative leaps that mirror our aspirations for the next stage.”

He added: “We want to achieve a qualitative leap in infrastructure, energy, and transport fields as part of a vision that combines inclusiveness and integration and takes into account balance, sustainability, and enhances our competitiveness regionally and globally.”

The UAE has maintained its position at the top of the global rankings for the third consecutive year with scores of 100% in all “Getting Electricity” indicators in the World Bank's Doing Business 2020 report.

The UAE was also ranked first regionally and 12th globally in terms of the quality of infrastructure, and was ranked first regionally and seventh globally in terms of the availability and quality of road and transport infrastructure.

The Dubai Ruler emphasised that the UAE government looks forward to providing decent housing to all citizens so that no one is left without dignified housing, family stability, or community security, while enhancing environmental sustainability.

The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, HH Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan; the Minister of Cabinet Affairs, Mohammad bin Abdullah Al Gergawi; and the Minister of Energy and Infrastructure, Suhail bin Mohammed Al Mazrouei, attended the meeting.

Al Mazrouei said that the ministry's vision is based on the inclusion of all energy, infrastructure, citizens' housing, and transportation sectors within an integrated system for asset management.

The integrated asset management system is expected to reduce the cost of managing and maintaining government buildings and facilities by up to 20%.

Al Mazrouei also reviewed the strategy and initiatives for electricity and future energy for the next 50 years. He spoke about citizens' housing sector, and the objectives of the Federal Centre for Road Network Operations Management, according to the state-run news agency, Wam.

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