Dubai: The UAE is pressing ahead with building a knowledge-based economy and state-of-the-art infrastructure, and bringing about cultural renaissance and fourth industrial revolution, said His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
This is to build human capital with sharp skills that are needed to bring about miracles in all domains, added Shaikh Mohammad.
The Vice-President made these remarks on Thursday while visiting the National Science, Technology and Innovation (NSTI) Festival, which is being organised by the Ministry of Education at Dubai Festival City till February 19 under the patronage of His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.
Shaikh Mohammad was accompanied by Mohammad Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs and the Future and chairman of the National Committee for Science, Technology and Innovation; Hussain Ebrahim Al Hammadi, Minister of Education; Jameela Salem Al Muhairi, Minister of State for Public Education; Dr Ahmad Abdullah Humaid Bel Houl Al Falasi, Minister of State for Higher Education and Advanced Skills; and Khalifa Saeed Sulaiman, director-general of Dubai Protocol and Hospitality Department.
He toured the festival’s various facilities and halls and was briefed on young people’s innovations and scientific projects as well as innovative scientific projects being showcased by educational and national institutions.
Shaikh Mohammad was also briefed on a range of family activities, including arts, manufacturing, reading, workshops and performances that all aimed at instilling the love of innovation among the visitors.
“All these achievements that have been made across our beloved country is aimed at ensuring the happiness of people through creating a stable, productive and strong country,” Shaikh Mohammad said.
He expressed his satisfaction at the wide participation of innovative young people in the festival, calling on the youth to unlock their potential and talents in the areas they could excel.