Ajman conference focuses on decentralisation in civic bodies

AJMAN — The Second Conference on Municipal Action: From Legislation to Implementation, which concluded in Ajman yesterday, discussed the effects of introducing decentralisation in municipalities.

By A Staff Reporter

Published: Thu 26 Apr 2007, 8:49 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 1:44 AM

The conference, held under the patronage of His Highness Shaikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Ajman, initiated highly informative discussions on successful municipal action strategies and energy conservation.

Dr Khaled Zakaria Amin from the School of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University, and policy advisor at Egypt’s Decentralisation Initiative, spoke on ‘Decentralisation and Privatisation at Municipal Level: Opportunities and Constraints’.

Dr Ahmed Ali Abdalla Murad, Head of Geology Department at College of Science, UAE University, dealt with the issue of ‘Constrains and Management Practices of Water Resources’ in the UAE.

The presentation provided an overview of water resources in the UAE with an emphasis on challenges facing water resources. “In order to improve the current situation, a national water resources strategy has been prepared and implemented to assist in meeting this objective and maintaining the country’s water security,” he said.

In the concluding keynote speech, Ghaleb bin Saeed Al Saidi from the Ministry of Regional Municipalities, Environment and Water Resources, Sultanate of Oman, outlined uses of information technology in health inspection.

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