Wed 21-06-2017 11:43 AM
DUBAI, 21st June, 2017 (WAM) --The Board of Directors of Smart Dubai Office held its 10th meeting to review updates on the implementation of its Smart Dubai Strategy 2021.
During the meeting, which was presided over by Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board, board members discussed further steps for strategy implementation and management.
Smart Dubai Strategy 2021 was launched by H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, and plans to achieve the end of an era of the use of paper for government transactions issued by the Dubai Government by 2021, enabling Dubai to become the first government in the world to conduct all its viable transactions using 'blockchain' technology.
The strategy aims to create a flexible city that offers its people an easy and facilitated lifestyle through smart services and seamless smart mobility, which in turn will contribute to a clean and sustainable environment functioning under a competitive global economy, supported by cutting-edge technology, and sponsored by a highly efficient, connected digital government.
An example of a major implementation of the strategy includes the Smart Dubai Office's drafting of a roadmap for paperless transactions which have been adopted by three major government entities: The Roads and Transport Authority, the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, and the Department of Economic Development.
During the meeting, Al Tayer said, "In order to fulfil the vision and directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, for Dubai to become the smartest and happiest city in the world, and in a bid to support the emirate's smart transformation, we are sparing no effort to implement the Smart Dubai Strategy 2021."