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1,000 Dubai govt services to go smart in three years (Wam) / 6 March 2014 A strategy to transform Dubai into a ‘Smart City’ was launched by His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, on Wednesday. Shaikh Mohammed, Shaikh Hamdan and senior officials during the launch of Smart Dubai Strategy at the Dubai International Exhibition and Convention Centre on Wednesday. — KT photo by Shihab The strategy features six key pillars and 100 initiatives on transport, communications, infrastructure, electricity, economic services, urban planning. Under the strategy, 1,000 government services will go smart in the next three years. Shaikh Mohammed affirmed: “Our country is today ushering into a new era for the improvement and development of quality of life through this gigantic project which got underway through an unprecedented public-private partnership to make a new reality for all and change the concept of city which the human being lives in so as to live with him through his smart phone and who will be its key pivot.” “Our ambition is that this project touches the life of everyone in our country, or every mother in her house, or every employee in his work, or every investor in his project, or every child in his school, and doctor in his clinic. Our goal is to bring about happiness to all. May Allah help us in achieving this end,” Shaikh Mohammed said. The launch ceremony was attended by Shaikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and General Supervisor of Dubai Smart City Project; Shaikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai; Shaikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman of Emirates Group; Shaikh Hasher bin Maktoum Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Information Department; Shaikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Mohammed Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs and Chairman of the Higher Committee for Dubai Smart City, and a number of senior officials. For more news from Khaleej Times, follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/khaleejtimes , and on Twitter at @khaleejtimes Continue reading →
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