Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
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DUBAI – Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum on Sunday (July 5) set structural changes and mergers in several key public institutions.
The Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai said the merger is aimed at creating a more responsive public sector to help the UAE recover from the coronavirus pandemic.
“Our goal from the structural changes are for a government quicker in its decision making…effectively adjusts with changes…better in seizing opportunities in dealing with this new phase in history – an agile government and quick in solidifying the achievement of our nation,” Sheikh Mohammed said on Twitter.
Here are the new changes
Fifty percent of government service centres will be scrapped to become digital portals within two years, merging 50 percent of federal authorities.
A new Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology, led by Dr Sultan Al Jaber, will be established.
The Ministry of Energy and Ministry of Infrastructure will be merged as Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure, led by Suhail Al Mazrouei
The Ministry of Economy will have three senior ministers – Abdullah bin Touq as Minister of Economy, Ahmed Belhoul as Minister of State for Business and SMEs and Dr Thani al Zeyoudi as Minister of State for Foreign Trade
A new Ministry of Culture and Youth will be led by Noura Al Kaabi as Minister of Culture and Youth and and Shamma Al Mazrouei as Minister of State for Youth
الحكومة الجديدة أمامها عام واحد لتحقيق الأولويات الجديدة .. والتغييرات المستمرة ستبقى شعار المرحلة القادمة وصولاً لأفضل نموذج حكومي يواكب العصر الجديد .. ويحقق تطلعات شعب الإمارات خلال المرحلة القادمة .. pic.twitter.com/IcCS55bJ0c
— HH Sheikh Mohammed (@HHShkMohd) July 5, 2020
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