A website has been launched by the UAE government which allows its citizens and expatriates to participate in shaping the next five decades of development through their suggestion.
The digital platform is a medium for social engagement, allowing members of the community to contribute to developing the UAE Centennial Plan with their ideas.
The website receives ideas, designs and so on in the areas of social growth, tourism, health, investment, entrepreneurship, economy food and safety, housing, advanced technical sciences along with education, skills, environment and population, family relationships, youth, sports and social values.
The designs will be evaluated by a team of experts and professionals and used to develop the UAE’s ambitious development plan for the next 50 years.
The website was inaugurated by Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Presidential Affairs and Member of the 50-year Committee on the Development Plan.
“Fifty years ago, the Founding Fathers adopted a consultative approach while establishing the UAE that we know today. Following in their footsteps, today, we want to involve community members, both citizens and residents, in designing the next 50 years starting from 2021. We want community members to be our partners in drafting the country’s comprehensive development plan”.
“The reality we are witnessing today was once designed by the Founding Fathers. They consulted their people, gathered ideas and analyzed them. Their mission was difficult, but they were persistent in building the nation. The country’s leadership followed their approach and involved everyone in the planning process”, added Al Nahyan.
The launch followed the announcement by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, of a ‘Designing the Next 50 Years Project‘ to involve the public in shaping the future of the country.
Through the official website, the UAE citizen can able to share their suggestions in developmental activities in the country’s future.