Dubai Development Board signs MoU with Dubai eGovernment

DUBAI - Dubai Development Board, the government housing agency that facilitates construction of safe and affordable rental units in Dubai, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Dubai eGovernment to develop electronic channels and integrated services in property finance, property management, and other activities under its jurisdiction.

By A Staff Reporter

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Published: Sat 31 May 2003, 11:37 AM

Last updated: Wed 1 Apr 2015, 9:20 PM

The MoU was signed recently by Ahmed Al Matrooshi, Director-General, Dubai Development Board, and Salem Al Shair, Director eServices, Dubai eGovernment.

The MoU will allow Dubai Development Board to leverage Dubai eGovernment's highly advanced and fully integrated services platform to deliver services to end-users, including a network of landlords responsible for constructing housing units and tenants.

The MoU aims to prioritise DDB services and create new eService related business processes to ensure successful and timely delivery of housing. Both parties have agreed to a well-defined project plan that includes the scope of the project, milestones and deliverables, as well as consisting of a steering committee and programme management office to ensure the success of the project.

At the signing ceremony, which was attended by senior officials from Dubai Development Board and Dubai eGovernment, beside Al Matrooshi and Al-Shair, the two sides discussed at length the coordination and cooperation needed to maximise the returns from the application of new technology from the Dubai eGovernment portal (

Al Matrooshi suggested the development of a property portal that would promote not only housing units of the government sector but also of private sector real estate developers and marketers. He stressed the need for a single channel access to save time for the community and increase efficiency.

"The partnership between Dubai Development Board and Dubai eGovernment reflects the growing conviction among government organisations that electronic delivery of services is the answer to the requirements of today's community and businesses," said Salem Al-Shair, Director eServices, Dubai eGovernment.

DDB principally grants UAE nationals' special interest-free loans to invest in land and build affordable, good quality rental units for middle and low-income citizens.

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