DED, DTCM to promote sustainable development
Dubai, July 4, 2011
The Dubai Department of Economic Development (DED) has signed a co-operation agreement with Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) to promote sustainable development.
The agreement is aimed at driving the government's strategy and vision in developing various economic sectors, meeting the requirements of the business sector and promoting sustainable development.
As per the deal, the two parties will co-operate in the field of inspection and compliance, and exchange knowledge, ideas, expertise and institutional experiences at all levels to improve the performance of joint operations.
The two organisations will also participate, cooperate and exchange experiences through exhibitions and internal and external workshops.
The deal was signed by Sami Dhaen Al Qamzi, director general of DED; and his DTCM counterpart Khalid Ahmed Bin Sulayem in the presence of officials from DED and DTCM.
As per the pact, electronic connectivity will be provided to DTCM for reviewing data related to tourism licences issued by DED, as well as business registration eServices such as transaction status, reservation of trade name, initial approvals, payment of fees and printing of licences.
DTCM, in turn, will provide DED with its general enquiry system about tourist facilities, all data related to such facilities, and information and studies related to tourism for economic studies.
On the agreement, Al Qamzi said "It is in line with the ongoing efforts of government institutions to work together and achieve Dubai’s strategic goals."
"It is in line with the leadership’s vision of promoting sustainable development in the Emirate, and strengthening Dubai's position as a preferred investment destination. The partnership with DTCM underlines our commitment to provide customers with high quality services," he added.
"The DED is mandated to plan and drive the economic growth of Dubai, and the performance of the different sectors including tourism," noted Al Qamzi.
DED will assist investors by co-ordinating with other government departments and authorities in achieving the goal of simplifying rules and regulations to set up businesses,” he added.
Bin Sulayem said the pact will support the vision of the Dubai Government to enhance high-quality services provided to customers, which has been achieved through the increase in the number of eGovernment services and the technology available to raise levels of customer satisfaction.-TradeArabia News Service