The UAE's newly-formed Covid-19 recovery committee had its first meeting on Wednesday and set out a plan to boost the country's economy in the wake of the pandemic.
Chaired by Dr Sultan Al Jaber, who is also Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology, the National Covid-19 Crisis Recovery Management and Governance Committee planned for three main recovery phases: planning, preparation and implementation.
Its members also outlined two strategic objectives; the first is to establish proactive support programmes for institutions.
And the second is to ensure the recovery phase is efficient by enhancing capabilities, suggesting necessary measures, and promoting business continuity and services.
Main target areas to prioritise recovery were health, education, food, society, security and the economy.
Part of the committee's work will also be to follow up on and measure recovery using an integrated system, said Dr Al Jaber.
A presentation was made, highlighting key roles and setting targets with time frames for each sector.
The planning stage for recovery will aim to balance the health and safety of the public, and all precautionary measures guaranteeing this, and the full re-opening of economic activities.
The committee was formed on Saturday and tasked with leading the country's economic recovery post-pandemic.
Its members include government officials that represent a variety of ministries and federal departments.