Dubai names panel to prepare for Expo 2020
Dubai, January 7, 2014
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, has formed a preparatory committee for World Expo 2020 in Dubai, under supervision of Dubai Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
The setting up fo the committee is the starting step in Dubai's practical preparations to host the world's largest and most prestigious exhibition and the events and activities accompanying it, said a Wam report.
Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, president of the Department of Civil Aviation and chairman and chief executive of Emirates Airline and Group, will be the chairman of the committee and Mohammed Ibrahim Al Shaibani, director general of the Ruler's Court will be the vice chairman. The committee will be composed of Minister of State Reem Al Hashimy, chief commander of Dubai Police Major General Khamis Mattar Al Mazeina, director general of Dubai Municipality Hussain Nasser Lootah, chairman of the board and executive director of Road and Transport Authority Mattar Al Tayer, executive chairman of Dubai Aviation City Corporation Khalifa Al Zaffin and director general of Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing and CEO of Dubai World Trade Centre Helal Saeed Al Marri.
The committee will set the required strategic plans to organise and prepare for hosting Expo 2020 and will also evaluate the suitability and efficiency of Dubai's infrastructure, including touristic, medical and transport facilities. The committee will also determine the emirate's technical, security and economic requirements to present the international event in the best ways possible, Wam said.