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UAE's government portal launched

posted on 26/05/2011: 1805 views

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai has stressed that e-transformation in UAE and the provision of Federal and local services through one gate contributes to enhance the State competitiveness and opens up broader prospects for direct communication with community groups and works to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of governmental work in the state.

He said this while chairing the Cabinet meeting held yesterday here at the Presidential Palace in the presence of H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, where Sheikh Mohammed witnessed the launch of UAE's e-portal.

The meeting discussed and approved budgets of three federal entities with a total value of Dh670 million under the Cabinet's direction to follow up the direct financial performance of the federal entities to ensure a balanced financial performance and higher operational efficiency for the general budget of the Federal Government.

The meeting also discussed four notes from the Foreign Ministry relating to boosting relations and strengthen ties of friendship and cooperation with the four countries including Italy, Spain, Brazil and Australia.

The Cabinet approved the programs and performance budget for the Marriage Fund for fiscal year 2011 amounted to Dh224 million of which Dh19 million is the Fund's income and Dh204 million representing a direct government support.

The Cabinet stressed the importance that the Fund plays a key role in raising family awareness and achieving the stability of UAE's families. Also Dh13 million has been allocated to achieve this goal through education programs and building partnerships with authorities concerned with youth, family and community issues.

In the meeting, the Cabinet approved the budget of the General Authority for Islamic Affairs and Endowments for the year 2011 with a total value of Dh412 million, including Dh50 million to activate the role of the Holy Quran Memorisation Centres at the state level in 2011.

The Cabinet also approved the budget of the Federal Customs Authority for 2011 with a value of Dh35 million, including self income worth Dh10 million, and governmental support worth Dh25 million.

The Cabinet stressed the importance of the continued development of the customs work in the country to facilitate trade between the UAE and different countries of the world. In this concern, the Cabinet approved Dh11 million for the development of practices and improving customs procedures. The Cabinet approved the previous final accounts for each of the Federal Customs Authority and the Real Estate Bank and the Emirates Real Estate Corporation, Higher Committee for UAE Civil Seaports and Airports Security. - Emirates News Agency, WAM


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