Look: UAE leaders approve projects for next 50 years

Web Report/Dubai
Filed on February 24, 2021

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The new agenda seeks to sustain economic stability across all sectors.

The UAE leaders have approved a new edition of the National Agenda to shape the work models and performance of the federal government and ministries. Strategic projects will be launched to boost competitiveness of the country’s vital sectors over the next phase.

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The new agenda reflects the government’s long-term objectives to sustain economic stability across all sectors.

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This came as the 2021 ministerial retreat concluded on Wednesday.

The two-day retreat was chaired by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces. It brought together ministers, government officials and dignitaries to lay out a strategic framework for the development vision for the country’s next phase.

The new agenda represents the government’s strategic direction to boost the concept of 'balanced development'. It involves developing an advanced work plan to adopt new technologies that boost the UAE’s status in the global digital transformation.

50-year development vision

The two-day retreat presented a national brainstorming session to lay out a strategic framework for the development vision for the country’s next 50 years. The retreat aimed to draw plans and initiatives that boost the country’s competitiveness across various sectors.

Ministers, government officials and dignitaries got together in interactive panels and discussions to develop ideas and suggestions to shape the future of the country’s vital sectors including economy, health, trade, education, community development and media. They reviewed growth opportunities and plans that increase government efficiency.

Participants addressed future development vision to achieve competitive leaps in the country’s vital sectors and reviewed new mechanisms to expand federal and local projects. Supporting work teams and applying the best global practices aim to create a shift in government work to make the UAE one of the most agile and adaptive nations. Economic policies and projects are underway to boost the national economy, and an integrated system will be developed to unify efforts of federal and local entities.

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