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IMF delegation received at Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development to avail of Abu Dhabi Emirate key statistics and economic data

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IMF delegation received at Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development to avail of Abu Dhabi Emirate key statistics and economic data

Tuesday, February 05, 2013
A delegation from the International Monetary Fund, headed by Mr. Harald Finger, Chief of MCD's Regional Studies Division in the Middle East and Central Asia visited the headquarters of Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development, as part of field visits to a number of UAE government institutions, in order to prepare an economic report for the United Arab Emirates.The IMF delegation met a number of officials, experts and advisors in the Department of Economic Development’s Planning and Statistics Sector and International Economic Relations sector, where the delegation discussed a number of issues associated with most prominent developments; and the endeavors of Abu Dhabi Government to realize its Economic Vision 2030.The meeting reviewed the most important economic strategic plans and key economic performance indicators of the emirate; and recent statistics of major economic activities, particularly the non-oil sector in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. The Department in this regard presented a detailed enlightenment of the industrial strategy of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, and the major economic development projects implemented by the emirate.The officials of Department of Economic Development informed the IMF delegation on latest developments in the real estate sector in the emirate; and the huge economic projects, such Khalifa Port and Khalifa Industrial Zone,  Etihad Railway projects, the Saadiyat Island,  the Abu Dhabi airport expansion, Ghuwaifat highway, in addition to the emirates economic trends, indicators and the recommendations of latest studies and economic reports issued by the Department of Economic Development. Mr. Abu Bakr Al Sayyari the Central Bank representative, who accompanied the IMF delegation praised the role of the Department of Economic Development in achieving the strategic objectives of the Government of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi; and realizing the objectives of the Economic Vision 2030, pointing out that the Central Bank will list the Department for the scheduled visits of IMF senior officials to State during the second quarter of this year.
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