UAE maps the route to infrastructure and digital change
Four days of in-depth meetings were held by over 600 ministers, top federal and local government leaders, secretaries-general of executive councils, and a panel of experts and specialists to address the road to infrastructure, digital change and environmental protection.
Mapping infrastructure & digital change
The meetings were aimed at enforcing the guidance provided by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Governor of Dubai, to improve government cooperation in order to map the future of the UAE and to define the axes and components of the overall development plan for the next 50 years. They were also retained, under the chairmanship of H.H., within the activities of the 50-year Development Plan Committee. In five main areas, infrastructure, housing, climate, water and food security, and digital infrastructure and artificial intelligence, AI, Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, should build plans.
The key ideas and suggestions for growth strategies that strengthen government service, improve the city and leverage the economy over the next development path were addressed by participants. The meetings come up with 45 detailed proposals that would be put to public forums to include city stakeholders in the next 50-year plan’s planning process.
Participants emphasized the importance of designing a modern vision for towns, transport and urban growth, and converting them into smart cities that will handle a significant rise in population numbers, as well as introducing new building and construction technology through seeking creative solutions to diverse problems, recognizing possibilities and developing holistic solutions.
The future infrastructure and more
The meeting discussed the issues facing the housing sector and the need to establish creative designs that contribute to the supply of land and satisfy future expectations, to focus on international best practices in the delivery of housing schemes and to improve collaborations and integration with leading private sector organizations to meet different needs.
In the Food Security Track, participants addressed means of unifying national policy at the level of government departments, supporting domestic goods and improving their global role.
In cooperation with the private sector, they have discussed frameworks and solutions for investment in new agricultural ventures and funding for the agricultural science research framework.
Digital infrastructure and AI track participants emphasized the value of designing and implementing future technologies, investing effectively in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, enhancing the efficiency of Internet access in a manner that leads to cost savings, and attracting investment and innovation.