Abdullah Al Nuaimi: "MoID" and "Zayed Housing" are aiming to combine smart technology and sustainable standards into the construction of residential complexes
His Excellency Dr. Abdullah Belhaif AlNuaimi, Minister, Ministry of Infrastructure Development and Chairman of the Sheikh Zayed Housing Programme, emphasized that both the Ministry and Zayed Housing Programme are moving in line with the policy of combining smart technology and sustainable standards in the construction of public housing complexes, reflecting the support of the overall vision of the United Arab Emirates.
His Excellency pointed out that building future cities having state-of-the-art facilities, buildings, renewable energy generation and environmental preservation solutions, would make the future of societies more developed, civilized and sustainable, leading to economic growth based on a solid foundation that takes into account every dimension, foremost among is the happiness of society members.
His Excellency Dr. Abdullah Belhaif AlNuaimi, Minister, Ministry of Infrastructure Development and Chairman of the Sheikh Zayed Housing Program and Mr. Brad Hariharan, Regional Director, Expotrade Middle East, have signed a partnership agreement for the upcoming edition of the summit, in the presence of His Excellency Gerard Seeber, Consul General and Senior Trade Commissioner, Australian Consulate General. The two-day summit will be held on 30-31 October 2017 in Dubai at Sofitel, The Palm Resort & Spa.
On the sidelines of signing the agreement, His Excellency stated that UAE hosting the 2017 Arab Future Cities Summit reflects the country's high standing and lead role in the infrastructure and housing sector at the regional and global levels, and the substantial support that these sectors receive from the far-sighted leadership of the UAE.
Also His Excellency stressed that Arab Future Cities Summit is a global platform to meet the major companies and institutions involved in the development of advanced infrastructure from all over of the world, as well as major investors and entrepreneurs and creative thinkers that contribute to shaping the future cities of the technological, environmental, economic and other fields Relevant.
His Excellency stated that the Ministry of Infrastructure Development along with the Sheikh Zayed Housing Programme during the summit will focus on the strategic development plans and smart city roadmap. As UAE is at the forefront of smart city development in the Middle East region with several innovation-based and citizen-oriented smart city projects across sectors.
Mr. Brad Hariharan, Regional Director, Expotrade Middle East, organizers of the Summit said, “We are honoured to receive the Ministry of Infrastructure Development’s support for the 4th Annual Arab Future Cities Summit 2017. We share the government’s Smart Dubai vision that will significantly improve city operations for its residents and make Dubai a smarter and more sustainable city. We are inviting partners to collaborate and build partnerships with the Arab Future Cities Summit Dubai to showcase solutions that will help support Dubai’s smart city vision.”
The Arab Future Cities Summit Dubai is the leading smart cities event in the Middle East region that provides a platform for various smart city stakeholders to collaborate on current industry trends and challenges, emphasize on current projects, opportunities and cutting-edge technologies and explore the best practices. Across two days over 40 international and regional experts will deliver presentations and participate in panel discussions on topics focusing on smart city development, including open city data, blockchain, connected transport, eGovernment technology, digital transformation along with cyber-security and Dubai’s journey to be the Happiest City.
Samira ALRais, Director of Policy and Strategy, Sustainable Development, The General Secretariat of the Executive Council of Dubai, Ahmed Bahrozyan, CEO Licensing Agency, Roads & Transport Authority; Yousef Baselaib, Executive Director, Masdar; Yousuf Mohammed Al Shaiba, Director of Smart Services Development Department, Ajman Municipality & Planning Department; Dr. Osama Elhassan, Head of e-Health Section, Dubai Health Authority and Mohamad Easawy, Head of IT Excellence, Dubai Customs along with more than 30 industry experts will be participating at the two-day summit as speakers and panelists.
More information on the Arab Future Cities Summit Dubai is available now at http://www.smartcitiesdubai.com/. Follow the Summit on social media with the hashtag #AFCSDXB2017.
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