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Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development Reviews 2010 Milestones

Thursday, March 10, 2011
HE Mohammed Omar Abdulla, the Undersecretary of Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development, highlighted the commitment of Abu Dhabi’s Government to achieve Economic Vision 2030 by implementing world-class plans and strategies that raise the bar of the Emirate to be amongst the world’s top five governments. Speaking at the periodic meeting for DED’s leaders 2011 at Park Rotana Hotel, HE stated that DED is mandated to lead Abu Dhabi’s economy and attain this ambitious vision by partnering and cooperating with all government, semi-government and private sector through strategies and a long-term work plan currently well progressing to achieve transformation and merger with world economy. “We have achieved important milestones in our journey towards comprehensive development. They are just the beginning, providing a launch-pad to more ambitious projects with an aim to attain the vision of our Wise Leadership. Therefore, we are entitled to centre on our national cadres and empower them with full confidence in management, planning and implementation”, he said. “Changes at DED in the coming period underpin the general drive of Abu Dhabi’s Government and its desire to build a knowledge-based economy. DED is keen to streamline its capabilities to achieve drastic transformation in service level in order to meet the needs of officials and the larger Abu Dhabi’s community”, he explained. At the beginning of the meeting, HE Ghanem Hamouda Al Dhaheri, the Executive Director of Policies and Legislations Section at DED, reviewed key achievements of the Department’s sections in 2010 along with ambitious projects and initiatives in the pipeline for 2011. Mr. Rashed Al Ali, Director of Studies Directorate, presented an overview tackling all issues that Directorates’ Council worked towards achieving them last year while presenting some objective suggestions aimed to activate the role of the Council. Mariam Al Suwaidi, Head of DED’s Training Section, presented an overview on achievements by heads of sections last years, such as optimizing employee’s working environment, knowledge transfer, and activating communications tools between sections and employees. At the end of the meeting, HE the Undersecretary highlighted to executive directors, directorates’ directors, and heads of sections the need to focus more on employees and activate communications tools within the Department by joint interaction with all development initiatives, plans, and programmes.
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