His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai approved the new government formation. Previously, it was announced that government structure will be reviewed and undergo changes to be more flexible.
There was a meeting, where more than 100 government officials and experts took part in and focused on six major sectors: health, education, economy, food security, society, and government.
UAE would be “canceling 50% of government service centers and converting them to digital platforms within two years while merging about 50% of federal agencies with each other or within ministries creating new government ministerial positions”.
For example, there was created the Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology for developing the industrial sector in the country, it has merged the Emirates Authority For Standardization & Metrology with it and moved the Minister of State for Advanced Science.
The main goal of the new government is to be “more agile, flexible, and fast to keep pace with new and different national priorities”. The post-coronavirus phase will cause many changes that result in UAE’s ability to deal with any emergency in the future and to recover after this challenge has affected the country.