Posted by Neil King
Five executive council committees have been established to streamline government work in Dubai.
The new authorities include an economic development committee which has been set up to suggest economic policies and tackle issues related to industry, trade and special development areas, Gulf News reported.
In addition, committees on social development, security and justice, health and safety, and infrastructure have been established by Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai's crown prince and the chairman of the Dubai Executive Council.
It is hoped that the sectional groups will support the work of the council by enhancing the decision-making process, reviewing suggested programmes and coordinating government work, the news provider said.
Some of Dubai's leading managers will head the new committees. For example, Shaikh Ahmad Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, the president of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, will chair the economic development committee.
In outlining its 2010 budget earlier this month, the Dubai government emphasised its commitment to infrastructure investment and a progressive fiscal programme following the challenges of 2009.