The United Arab Emirates today announced a more flexible and agile government structure that will lead the country into the future and be flexible enough to adapt to any changes along the way.
Reflecting the government's digital savvy, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, announced the changes on Twitter this morning.
He pointed out that the new government structure was approved and supported by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.
Sheikh Muhammad said, "The aim of the structural changes today is a government that is faster in decision-making and more in line with the changes," adding that the new structure will help the government to seize opportunities and "in dealing with a new stage in our history." Sheikh Muhammad said that the new structure reflects a "flexible and fast government aimed at consolidating the country's achievements and gains."
"The new government has one year to achieve the new priorities, and the ongoing changes will remain the motto of the next stage, in order to reach the best government model that accompanies the new era ... and achieve the aspirations of the people of the Emirates during the next stage."
The following are the major changes announced today:
Sheikh Mohammed announced the establishment of a new ministry for industry and advanced technology to take charge of developing the industrial sector in the country. He also announced the integration of the Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA) with it.