Lootah promoted as DM chief
Dubai, January 8, 2009
UAE Vice-President and Prime Minister and Dubai Ruler Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum has promoted Hussain Nasser Lootah as the new director general of Dubai Municipality.
Lootah had been working as the acting director general of the municipality since February 2, 2006.
The appointment of Lootah came as a reward from Shaikh Mohammed for his sincere efforts and constructive ideas which contributed remarkably in enhancing the standard of civic services as well as oversaw the implementation of several ambitious projects in Dubai, said a Dubai Municipality press release.
Sheikh Mohammed lauded Lootah for his effective performance as the acting director general of the municipality, it said.
Lootah extended his gratitude and appreciation for the trust placed on him by the Dubai ruler and he vowed that he would spare no efforts in serving the nation and the people.
He noted that Dubai Municipality would go ahead with implementing its development and service projects in the best interests of the nation, the citizens and the society at large.
A civil engineering graduate from the US, Lootah began his career as an engineer with the federal ministry for electricity and water.
He joined the municipality in 1985 as assistant head of a section, and was later promoted to the post of director for the drainage department.
Lootah was appointed assistant director general for Environment and Public Health Affairs with the departments of Public Health, Environment, Public Parks and Horticulture and Drainage and Irrigation reporting to him.
In 2004, he was transferred to the post of the assistant director general for Planning and Building Affairs to look after the departments of the Planning & Survey, Building and Government Housing, Geographical Information Systems Centre and Statistics Centre.
He also chaired a number of committees in the municipality such as the Technical Committee, Strategic Plan Committee, e-Government Committee, Personnel Committee, and organizing committees of a number of conferences organised by the municipality.
He was also instrumental in winning some 40 local, regional and international awards for Dubai Municipality.
As acting director of the municipality, Lootah had unveiled a strategic plan for the civic body (2007-2011) which was aligned with the Dubai Strategic Plan for 2015.-TradeArabia News Service