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500-strong team working on UAE's 2071 plan, says Minister

Minister of Cabinet Affairs and the Future Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Gergawi said that each of the Centennial 2071 plan's five phases will run over 10 years

500-strong team working on UAE's 2071 plan, says Minister

A team of 500 people are working together to brainstorm innovative ideas that will shape the UAE over the course of the next five-decades, according to Minister of Cabinet Affairs and the Future Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Gergawi.

The Minister revealed the team’s strength during the closing session of the Second Annual Government Meeting on Wednesday, during which he was discussing the UAE’s Centennial 2071 plan, which the UAE hopes will make it the world’s most advanced country in time for the 100th anniversary of its establishment.

“The team involves 500 government officials to are collaborating to deliver the vision of our wise leadership over five successive phases, each of which will run over 10 years,” he said.

He added that the UAE 2071 plan is based on four aspects: education, the economy, government development and community cohesion.

“The goal is for the UAE to be the best country in the world by 2071,” he said. “The vision’s objective include the development of education, with a focus on advanced technology and engineering, and instilling an Emirati moral values system in future generations.”

Gergawi added that “the UAE is lucky to have a visionary leadership that deliberates the future of their sons over the next 50 years, and dedicates all efforts to achieve the goals of the nation’s centennial anniversary.”

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