Hamdan chairs Executive Council meeting

Dubai: The UAE and its leadership fully supported Emirati youth and offered them all necessary means to make them capable of preserving the nation’s achievements and its global competitiveness.

The statement was made by Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council (DEC), on Wednesday during a meeting at Dubai Frame that was attended by Shaikh Maktoum Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and First Deputy Chairman of DEC, and members of DEC and Dubai Youth Council.

In line with the vision of His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Shaikh Hamdan instructed all stakeholders to develop the abilities of youths and empower them so that they can shoulder their responsibility of achieving the accomplishments “we desire”.

“The role of youth in shaping the future and achieving accomplishments depends on their ability to adopt technologies and advanced sciences that serve the objectives of their community and nation,” said Shaikh Hamdan.

The Dubai Crown Prince said that the presence of youth during the DEC meeting is a clear message that they are the pride and protectors of the nation, and that they are “the foundations on which we build a brighter future”.

During the meeting, the DEC discussed the strategic plan for the cultural sector, which complements Dubai Plan 2021. The plan aims to consolidate Dubai’s position as a global and sustainable city for culture, heritage, arts and literature, as well as boosting cultural tourism that will in turn contribute to diversifying Dubai’s economy through cultural and creative industries.

The council approved the early childhood development strategy presented by the Community Development Authority. The strategy aims to determine the responsibilities of key partners in supporting and developing children during the early childhood phase, and necessary programmes and policies to achieve development goals.

The council then reviewed the school health policy presented by the Dubai Health Authority, which pinpointed health issues facing Emirati and expat students in Dubai, disease prevention methods and improving health care for students.

The DEC then greenlit the Roads and Transport Authority’s comprehensive policy for licensing drivers. The policy’s objective is to boost traffic safety, improve the licensing system, adopt best practices and reassess current systems and mechanisms. The policy will also enhance coordination between relevant bodies when it comes to licensing procedures for professional drivers, training curricula and testing drivers at various relevant bodies in the country.


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