Umm Al Quwain unveils growth strategy
Dubai, April 6, 2011
Umm Al Quwain, one of the seven emirates in the UAE, has unveiled its growth strategy for (2011-2013) period with special focus on four key sectors – the general economy, heritage, infrastructure and public sector development.
Sheikh Saud bin Rashid Al Mualla, UAE Supreme Council Member and Umm Al Quwain Ruler said the strategy represents the general framework for essential future projects in the emirate and is in line with the objectives of the Federal Strategy 2011-2013 and the 'UAE Vision 2021.'
The northern emirate's efforts, including launch of its ambitious strategy, is an extension of UAE leadership's vision in building a model for co-operation and federal-local integration in all areas to enhance socio-economic welfare of UAE nationals, said Sheikh Saud in a speech delivered through Crown Prince Sheikh Rashid bin Saud bin Rashid Al Mualla.
'The new strategy will contribute effectively to the overall growth experienced by the UAE in compliance with the federal government strategy and directions. The plan has set a specific and clearly outlined timetable to ensure that the goals are met as per schedule,' said Sheikh Rashid.
'The Umm Al Quwain Strategy reflects our ambition to become a new successful story that adds to the UAE’s record of success by achieving a quantum leap in all key sectors in the emirate during the coming period,' he added.
Through its strategic plan for the medium term, the UAQ government will benefit from natural resources to promote important sectors such as tourism, and use its strategic position to facilitate doing business, and encourage domestic and foreign investment.
The government will also use its rich historic and natural heritage through the promotion of antiquities and heritage, promotion of natural reserves and islands owned by the emirate and the development of the concept of eco-tourism, he noted.
'In the field of public sector development, the government will enhance the efficiency of operations, develop organizational structures, and upgrade its services to the highest levels, through investment in human resource development, capacity-building and boosting specialized competencies of Nationals,' he added.
The meeting was attended by a number of federal government officials, representatives from Umm Al Quwain local departments and top officials from other emirates.-TradeArabia News Service