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Anti-bird flu committees set up throughout UAE

posted on 19/03/2006: 1441 views



Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of the National Anti-bird flu Committee, Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan has issued a decree for the setting up of local Anti-bird flu committees throughout the UAE.



In the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, the local committee is to be headed by Majid Al Mansouri of the Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi, the Dubai local committee is to be headed by Dr. Salim Mohammed bin Mismar from Dubai Municipality, the Sharjah local committee is to be chaired by Abdul Aziz Saif Al Midfa of the Environment & Protected Areas Authority, the Ajman local committee will be headed by Saif Salim Al Shamsi, Umm al-Qaiwain's local committee is to be headed by Ahmed Ali bin Rabea, Director General of the Umm Al Qaiwain Municipality, while the Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah local committees will be chaired by Mubarak Ali Al Shamsi of the Ras Al Khaimah Municipality and Engineer Rashid Hamdan from the Fujairah Municipality respectively.



All local committees will administratively be under the head of the National Committee Secretariat, who shall take the necessary action to activate the work of these committees, the decree stated. The head of the National Committee Secretariat may also add persons (apart from those whose names appeared in the initial list of local committees) he deemed appropriate to the board membership of the local committees, the decree added.



The decree pointed out that a local committee shall implement all responsibilities and tasks assigned to it as per the UAE national plan for the combating of bird flu. It will also implement all other recommendations by the head of the National Committee Secretariat. The decree takes effect from the date of its issuance and the chairman of the Anti-bird flu Committee shall take the necessary measures to see to its implementation. (Emirates News Agency, WAM)

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