Sheikh Hamdan launches next phase of 'Dubai 10X' initiative

Among the projects launched this year is a blockchain solution for smart contracting projects from Dubai Tourism
Sheikh Hamdan launches next phase of 'Dubai 10X' initiative
By Bernd Debusmann Jr
Tue 13 Feb 2018 04:02 PM

Sheikh Hamdan, Crown Prince of Dubai and chairman of the Dubai Executive Council launched 26 projects to be undertaken by 24 Dubai Government entities as part of the ‘Dubai 10X’ initiative.

The 10X initiative was first launched in February 2017, with the stated aim of making Dubai a world capital of innovation within the span of a decade, transforming Dubai into “a city of the future.”

Among the projects launched this year are a blockchain solution for smart contracting projects from Dubai Tourism, a “digital DEWA” project, a self-service system from the Department of Land and Property and a human genome project from the Dubai Health Authority.

The adoption of the projects follows the establishment of a specialised committee which reviewed more than 160 ideas from 36 government entities over the course of the last year.

Following the launch of the 26 projects at this week's World Government Summit, Sheikh Hamdan said the success of governments is determined by their desire ad ability to re-invent themselves, upgrade services to cater to evolving needs, and use their resources and capabilities to meet the requirements of residents.

“The UAE offers the world a practical model for developing innovative government service solutions and reorient operational systems and frameworks to enhance the happiness levels and improve the quality of life of the public,” he said, adding that the model “reflects the creative potential” of the UAE.

“We are ushering in a new phase of development for government services by transforming a whole host of innovative ideas into reality,” he noted. “The projects we have launched will transform government operations and enhance their flexibility to adapt to changes and future needs in an accelerated time frame of 24 months.”

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