UAE Ministry of Energy & Infrastructure explores cooperation with US

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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The UAE Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure and a delegation from Broward County, Florida visiting the UAE, have explored ways of strengthening their cooperation in infrastructure, housing and transport.

The discussion took place during a meeting between Sheikh Nasser Al Qasimi, Assistant Under-Secretary for Infrastructure and Transport Regulation at the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure, and Mr. Michael Udine, Mayor of Broward County, and his delegation.

During the meeting, the US delegation was briefed about the UAE’s efforts to promote partnerships between the public and private sectors in infrastructure, housing and transport. The two sides also discussed consolidating their relevant cooperation and exchanging expertise.

Sheikh Nasser said the projects implemented by the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure aim to meet the needs of various regions and keep pace with the rapid growth witnessed by the country, improve quality of life and establish high-quality infrastructure and reinforce the country’s international competitiveness and future strategy.

Mr. Udine praised the UAE’s significant efforts to establish developmental projects that will allow it to occupy leading international positions, complimenting the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure’s efforts as well as the country’s key achievements across all geographic regions.

The visit underscores the importance of cooperation and benefits from the distinguished experiences and best government practices of both countries, added Mr. Udine.

Recently, the Ministry and the Dutch Ministry for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on hydrogen energy.

The UAE has committed to net-zero emissions by 2050. The production of hydrogen supports the UAE’s diversification plans and enables the production of more low-carbon export products to maintain its economic position. This shift to green energy could significantly help in achieving the climate goals as stipulated in the Paris Climate Agreement.

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