Sheikh Mohammed forms committee to supervise Expo 2020 Dubai District

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, has issued Decree No. (15) of 2022 forming the Supreme Committee to Supervise the Expo 2020 Dubai District.

The new Committee will be chaired by HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum. Sheikh Mohammed also issued Decree No. (16) of 2022 extending the terms of the Expo 2020 Dubai Preparatory Committee, and the Expo 2020 Dubai Bureau and its Director-General by six months, starting from the effective date of the Decree. Their terms can be extended for similar periods.

Members of the Supreme Committee to Supervise the Expo 2020 Dubai District include Mr. Mohammed Ibrahim Al Shaibani, Ms. Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashemy, Mr. Abdul Rahman Saleh Al Saleh, and Mr. Helal Saeed Al Marri. The term of the new Committee is three years.

The main roles and functions of the Supreme Committee include developing the general policy for the Expo 2020 Dubai District’s development and supervising the implementation, governance and development of all projects, initiatives, programs and activities within the District.

The new Committee will also be in charge of overseeing the creation and implementation of development plans for the area in collaboration with relevant authorities, as well as ensuring that they are in line with the Dubai Government’s priorities and objectives.

In addition, the Supreme Committee will oversee the infrastructure rehabilitation of the Expo 2020 Dubai District as well as the provision of investment opportunities in the area in partnership with the private sector. The Committee will also approve local and global promotional and marketing activities for the area.

The Decree requires all government agencies and authorities involved in the development of the Expo 2020 Dubai District to cooperate with the Supreme Committee, and its sub-committees and work teams. They are obligated to provide data, information, statistics, documents and studies necessary for fulfilling the Committee’s roles and functions.

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