Dubai: Sheikh Hamdan announces the restructuring of the municipality – News

The civic body now has institutions for the environment, facility management, building permits, waste management

Published: Sun 31 Jul 2022, 12:27

Last update: Sun 31 Jul 2022, 10:46 PM

Dubai Municipality has been restructured, with the creation of four new agencies. The restructuring will privatize eight main activities and create MAD 10 billion in new opportunities, the Crown Prince of Dubai said on Sunday.

The new structure facilitates better governance and will reduce operational costs by 8 billion dirhams, according to Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai.

Earlier, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, said that Dubai Municipality would be transformed into a “specialized institution” that adopts a “mindset of private sector” to provide quality municipal services.

The structure will see the civic body having two sectors: Planning and Governance; and business support services.

Sheikh Hamdan tweeted: “Dubai Municipality’s new organizational structure includes agencies for environment, facilities management, building permits and waste management. Our goal is to build new productive partnerships, improve financial sustainability and develop services that improve the quality of life in Dubai.”

The new structure aims to maximize the economic, tourist and commercial impact of the municipality’s public assets. Partnerships with the private sector will be sought for: irrigation services, city beautification and agriculture; veterinary services and slaughterhouses; and waste management; markets; public parks and recreational facilities; treatment plants and technical laboratories.

“We are fully confident that the CEOs of new sectors in Dubai Municipality will drive innovation and achieve Dubai’s ambitious goals,” added Sheikh Hamdan. “We have the utmost confidence in the team’s abilities. With the increased efficiencies created by the new agencies, the team will develop exceptional new services for the people of Dubai. »

Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Governor of Dubai, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, said Dubai Municipality will provide 60% of the city’s services. “The changes are part of the city’s development journey.”

New services created for the first time in the history of municipal work will be led by young executives. These include food safety management, digital transformation, urban planning and quality of life, business continuity, city beautification and public beaches and water channels, among others.