x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 17 January 2018

UAE on target for power and water projects

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, the Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai chaired the cabinet meeting last night.

ABU DHABi // The UAE is moving confidently towards the development of infrastructure, particularly electricity and water, to improve living standards and strengthen the foundations of the economy, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, the Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, told a federal Cabinet meeting last night.

The Cabinet approved recommendations from the FNC on the Federal Authority for Electricity and Water, and several measures to improve the energy efficiency of lighting products.

Ministers also approved changes to the boards of directors of the General Authority for Islamic Affairs and Endowments, the Telecoms Regulatory Authority and the National Transport Authority.

The Cabinet also called for the launch of a third report on activities in five sectors affecting climate change, energy, agriculture, forestry, industry and waste.

The report is intended to provide the foundations for long-term responses to climate change and summarises the actions of domestic and international organisations to take practical steps to fulfill its obligations under the United Nations Framework on Climate Change Convention.

Ministers also agreed to increase the UAE’s contributions to the Arab Monetary Fund and the Arab Bank for International Finance and Trade.