DMCA and Civil Defence Discuss Dubai Maritime Strategy

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Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Move aimed at promoting role integration in driving maritime sector development.

Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) recently held a joint meeting with officials from the Directorate General of Civil Defence – Dubai to discuss the latest developments in implementing the Dubai Maritime Sector Strategy (MSS) which is the first step aimed at achieving a radical change across the local maritime industry and ultimately positioning Dubai as a leading international maritime hub. The officials from both sides commended the progress made towards efforts to achieve sustainable development of Dubai’s maritime industry while enhancing its ability to respond to market changes and emerging trends and attract regional and international investors.

The meeting, headed by Major General Rashid Thani Al Matrooshi, Director General, Dubai Civil Defense, in the presence of high profile officials and managers, shed light on the mechanism of implementing Dubai’s Maritime Sector Strategy especially in terms of ensuring compliance with the highest standards of maritime safety, the best environmental practices and the local and international resolutions related to maritime operations management, in line with the vision and directives of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to promote Dubai’s rapidly growing footprint as a key player in the global maritime map.

Major General Rashid Thani Al Matrooshi expressed his pleasure on meeting the senior officials from Dubai Maritime City Authority, noting the significance of maintaining solid cooperation and constant coordination between various government entities in order to drive the growth of Dubai’s active economic sectors, especially the maritime industry.

“The meeting provided an ideal platform to learn about the latest achievements in managing the local maritime industry and discuss various initiatives such as issuing well-developed regulations and implementing strategic programs to enhance maritime safety and quality standards. In line with our vision aimed at positioning the UAE as one of the safest and most secure countries in the world and spreading preventive awareness, we look forward to discussing ways of cooperation with the Dubai Maritime City Authority to achieve our shared vision,” Al Matrooshi said.

The meeting is of strategic importance as it offers an interactive platform to discuss the accomplishments and results achieved so far, especially in terms of promoting Dubai’s competitiveness as a leading maritime hub regionally and internationally, in addition to identifying the mechanisms of joint action in order to develop maritime industry components and leverage opportunities to strengthen Dubai’s position as one of the leading maritime hubs in the world.

Amer Ali, Executive Director, Dubai Maritime City Authority, said, “The joint meetings play a pivotal role in strengthening and expanding the existing partnerships between government and non-government entities in order to promote the integration of roles which ultimately will support our efforts to develop the local maritime sector which is key to boosting economic growth in Dubai. The meeting with the senior officials of Dubai Civil Defense is a practical step towards achieving the highest levels of safety and response in line with the best international maritime practices.”

Dubai Maritime Sector Strategy follows a clear vision aimed at promoting Dubai’s position as a key international hub for maritime navigation and services, based on the fundamentals and values of leadership, customer service, creativity, cooperation and human excellence, while maintaining a safe maritime environment. MSS is an integral part of the Dubai Strategic Plan to spread the culture of quality and excellence in order to drive the growth of vital economic sectors, especially the maritime sector, thus boosting the real GDP growth rate of Dubai.
 

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