Dubai ruler issues decree for formation of supreme committee to supervise EXPO 2020 Dubai District

A decree for the formation of a supreme committee to supervise the EXPO 2020 Dubai District has been issued by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE. The committee is being chaired by Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum.

Members of the committee include Mohammed Ibrahim Al Shaibani, Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashemy, Abdul Rahman Saleh Al Saleh, and Helal Saeed Al Marri. The term of the new committee is three years, however the chairman of the Executive Council of Dubai can extend the term, based on a recommendation of the chairman of the committee, said a WAM report.

Sheikh Mohammed also issued a decree extending the terms of the EXPO 2020 Dubai Preparatory Committee, and the Expo 2020 Dubai Bureau and its director general by six months.

The main roles and functions of the supreme committee include developing the general policy for EXPO 2020 Dubai District’s development and supervising the implementation, governance and development of all projects, initiatives, programmes and activities within the district. The committee is also tasked with overseeing the creation and implementation of plans for the area’s development in coordination with relevant authorities and ensuring their alignment with Dubai Government’s priorities and objectives.

In addition, the supreme committee will supervise the rehabilitation of the EXPO 2020 Dubai District’s infrastructure and the provision of investment opportunities in the area in partnership with the private sector. It will also approve local and global promotional and marketing activities for the area in coordination with relevant authorities, said the report.

As per the decree, an administrative and executive body will be created to provide administrative and technical support to the supreme committee and the sub-committees and work teams formed by it.

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