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Mohammed bin Rashid's vision hailed

posted on 04/01/2010: 986 views

Economy Minister H.E. Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri has paid tribute to Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum on the anniversary of his accession as Ruler of Dubai.

In a statement made to mark the occasion, Al Mansouri congratulated Sheikh Mohammed and described him as a persistent and visionary leader who was able to enhance the competitive edge of the UAE economy.

"Thanks to the wise policies of the country's leadership, Gross Domestic Product of the UAE surged from Dh6.5 billion in 1971 to Dh929.4 billion in 2008, nearly a 114 fold increase," he said.

In his statement, H.E. Dr Rashid Ahmed bin Fahd, minister of Environment '&' Water hailed Sheikh Mohammed's initiatives of introducing new concepts for performance and capacity building.

He said that Sheikh Mohammed had worked hard on restructuring federal entities in accordance with the highest standards of performance and excellence.

Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of Roads '&' Transport Authority (RTA) said: "His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has taught us that ambition has no limits and that the word 'impossible' is not in our dictionary." He added that under the leadership of Sheikh Mohammed, Dubai unveiled important projects in 2009 including the Dubai Metro, Burj Dubai, roads and infrastructure developments and many more.

Ahmed Obaid Al Mansouri, Director General of the 'Watani' Programme, said that Sheikh Mohammed had always focused on developing capabilities of UAE citizens as a key component in the drive for comprehensive development.

Hesham Al Qassim, Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Real Estate Corporation and Wasl, said: "As we begin a new decade, it is a great time to reflect and celebrate achievements. Taking pride in the place Dubai has taken on the global podium, it also becomes important for us to acknowledge the foresight and diligence of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, who is also regarded as one of the most influential individuals in the world.

Four years after His Highness Sheikh Mohammed's assumption of the reins, we at Dubai Real Estate Corporation and Wasl Asset Management Group proudly celebrate his visionary leadership and thank him for making Dubai a home for people from all over the world. We also pledge to continue looking towards him for inspiration and guidance as we move forward on the path of sustainable development and growth."

Khalid Al Malik, CEO of Dubai Properties Group, said the extraordinary foresight of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has led the country to achieve unprecedented progress.

"The fourth anniversary of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed's accession is marked by new milestones that has turned the global spotlight on Dubai and sends a message to the world that the emirate remains focused on its growth targets through continuous innovation and commitment to regional development." - Emirates News Agency, WAM


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