Dubai's Deputy Ruler meets task force developing emirate's Strategic Plan 2030

First workshop was attended by 44 government and semi-government bodies

A group of subcommittees containing government, semi-government, private and not-for-profit sectors will report to the taskforce responsible for developing Dubai's Strategic Plan 2030. Photo: Getty Images
A group of subcommittees containing government, semi-government, private and not-for-profit sectors will report to the taskforce responsible for developing Dubai's Strategic Plan 2030. Photo: Getty Images

The task force responsible for delivering Dubai's recently announced Strategic Plan 2030 held its first workshop on Monday, led by Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed, Deputy Ruler of Dubai.

Sheikh Maktoum, also First Deputy Chairman of Dubai’s Executive Council, addressed the task force, which comprises representatives from 44 government and semi-government bodies.

He stressed the importance of Dubai maintaining the pace of its development and reinforcing its position as the world's best city in which to live and work, the Dubai government said.

Sheikh Maktoum said the far-reaching vision of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, "continues to inspire us to embrace the opportunities of the future'.

"We are confident in your ability in converting this vision into concrete accomplishments in the years ahead," he said.

“Under the leadership of my brother [Dubai Crown Prince and Chairman of the Executive Council] Hamdan bin Mohammed, we will continue to work to achieve our objectives with fresh ideas and a strong sense of team spirit.

"It is your commitment and dedication that will help Dubai win the race to the future."

Approval was given to begin the development of Dubai's Strategic Plan 2030 last month.

It will be a successor to the Dubai Plan 2021 and will set the agenda for the emirate's progress over the next nine years, including greater improvements to its business environment and enhancing people's happiness and prosperity.

A new roadmap is being drawn up that is aligned to broader federal and local development plans, with goals set to match global competitiveness indexes and benchmarks for cities, the government said last month.

The first workshop featured a presentation from Dubai Pulse, the city's open data platform, and briefings on risks facing the emirate and its current performance on global benchmarks.

A decision was made to form subcommittees to support the main task force.

They will consist of members of government, semi-government, private and non-profit sectors, as well as local and international experts, academics, students and members of society, the Dubai government said.

Suggestions from the public on the plan will also be sought through social-media platforms.

Updated: April 13, 2021 12:38 AM

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