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Interact with residents via field visits: Sheikh Hamdan to officials

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Easing the challenges faced by Emiratis, expats and investors is a top priority for the government, the Dubai Crown Prince has said.

.@HHShkMohd has always emphasized the importance of officials interacting with people and understanding their needs. The Dubai gov’t is committed to advancing its services to provide the best for our citizens & residents.

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who is also Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai, said the government is committed to developing its services to meet the needs and aspirations of society. “This will help accelerate the emirate’s development journey and promote Dubai’s government system as a model for the world,” he said.

Sheikh Hamdan said officials should interact with people through field visits. Traditional neighbourhood Majlises play an important role in promoting engagement, discussing various issues and generating new ideas and initiatives.

Today during a @TECofDubai meeting, we approved the Dubai Building Code, aiming to reduce construction costs and ease the process for citizens & investors. We also reviewed results of Dubai’s 6th social survey, which supports the enhancement of gov’t work to serve the community. pic.twitter.com/Ieu6cVHieC

“His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has always stressed the importance of officials interacting with people and understanding their needs,” he said.

This came as Sheikh Hamdan chaired a meeting of The Executive Council of Dubai held at the ‘AlKhawaneej Majlis’ Building. “Ensuring the wellbeing of the public is one of the primary objectives of Dubai’s development strategy. By maintaining high levels of service efficiency and excellence, we seek to raise the welfare of Dubai’s citizens and residents, who are partners in the emirate’s development journey.”

Dubai Building Code to reduce construction costs

During the meeting, The Executive Council of Dubai approved the ‘Dubai Building Code’ that outlines a revised set of construction rules and standards in Dubai. The code promotes sustainable development and innovation in building design. It seeks to reduce construction costs by streamlining building rules.

By creating a one-stop-shop for obtaining approvals from Dubai’s licensing agencies and departments, the code will ease procedures for consultants, contractors, developers, investors and owners.

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