May 09 2012
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Dubai Chamber brings the business community face to face with Dubai Municipality
Talk Business at Breakfast initiative is an important two-way communication platform for public and private sectors
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Lootah: Dubai Municipality issued 28,811 building permits in 2011
Dubai, UAE: H.E. Hamad Buamim, Director General, Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry , attributed the economic success of Dubai to the strong partnership between the public and private sectors stating that this two-way communication is the most important basis of the partnership which goes a long way in supporting the economic development of the emirate.
H.E. Buamim was speaking at the 2nd Talk Business at Breakfast networking meeting of the year organised by Dubai Chamber at its head office on Monday. The event brought representatives of the private sector face to face with H.E. Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director General of Dubai Municipality .
He also emphasised on Dubai Chamber 's priority to strengthen the partnership between the public and private sectors through such constructive dialogues which stimulate an exchange of ideas on key issues while helping improve the competitiveness of the business community.
On his part, H.E. Hussain Nasser Lootah, informed the gathering about the important functions of Dubai Municipality which he said included urban planning, development of parks and squares, city beautification, cleanliness, sanitation and waste management, environmental monitoring and control, food safety and occupational hazard control.
H.E. Lootah stated that the UAE is well-known for its simplification of building permits procedures as the country improved its ranking from 54 in 2009 to 12 in 2012 in the World Bank Report Ease of Doing Business as his department contributed to the procedure by considerably reducing the steps involved including time of service to obtain the permit. The Municipality issued 28,811 building permits last year, he said.
The Director General of Dubai Municipality revealed the construction of a new departure reporting port on Dubai Creek which will reduce the traffic on the currently used departure reporting sport by 50%. This new wharf will make the entry, exit, and inspection processes faster and increase the volume of the costumers' content while allowing them to promote their trade activities in the emirate.
H.E. Lootah informed that the Municipality issued 2,200 permits for establishing food outlets in 2011 while also issued 1,974 permits for temporary food activities. The Department also received 253,259 requests for import and export of food items last year, he said.
Established in 1965, the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry is a non-profit public entity, whose mission is to represent, support and protect the interests of the business community in Dubai by creating a favorable business environment, supporting the development of business, and by promoting Dubai as an international business hub.
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