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18 April 2024

Hamdan attends UAE football team training

Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum attends UAE National Football Team training (Wam)

By Wam

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, attended on Sunday at Nad Al Sheba stadium, part of the UAE National Football Team training.

The team is camping prior to its match next Wednesday against Uzbekistan National Football Team in qualification run up to the 2015 AFC Asian Cup, Australia.

Sheikh Hamdan met the team members and wished them all the best in their upcoming matches.

Sheikh Hamdan also lauded the efforts of the Emirati head coach Mahdi Ali and his team that led the UAE National Team to many achievements.

Yousuf Al Serkal, President of UAE Football Association, praised Sheikh Hamdan’s visit to the UAE National Football Team’s camp, and he said that the visit boosts the team’s spirit and is a huge moral support prior to the team’s trip to Tashkent.

Al Serkal added that we are used to such gesture from Sheikh Hamdan especially while it comes from a renowned athlete that had registered many international sport achievements. The players, coaches and management expressed happiness for Sheikh Hamdan’s visit.

Bylaw on Mohammed bin Rashid Housing Establishment Law issued

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, has issued the Executive Council Resolution No (5) of 2014 on Law No (4) of 2011 regarding the Mohammed bin Rashid Housing Establishment.

The resolution prescribes the services offered by the establishment, the fees applicable on each service, the terms and conditions applied and the regulations applicable.

Article (2) of the resolution prescribes the services provided by the establishment. The grants services include grant for buying a land, grant for buying a house and grant for maintenance, addition or replacement. The loan services include loan for building a house, loan for buying a house and loan for maintaining, expanding or replacing a house.

Additionally, the Board of the Mohammed bin Rashid Housing Establishment may add any new service that the Board deems suitable. The Board may review the fees for any housing related service with respect to the economic circumstances in the Emirate of Dubai, cost of building, houses prices and cost of maintenance; accordingly, the Board will submit its recommendations to the Executive Council for approval.

Article (10) of the Resolution states that the Establishment, and prior to its approval on the grant or loan, should prepare a social study report on the applicant and a technical report on the property that determine the required repairs, the attached cost and the completion period.

The technical report should also define the property’s need for maintenance, expansion, partial replacement or complete replacement. Accordingly, the Establishment approves the grant or the loan, and defines the value of each pursuant to the rules and regulation approved by the Board.

According to the Resolution, the applicant whom obtained approval to receive housing services from the Board of Mohammed bin Rashid Housing Establishment must sign the required contracts and obligations and submit the required document within the specified period. The Establishment may suspend the application until the applicant satisfies all the requirements.

The Resolution also detailed the beneficiaries’ obligations and explained the procedures applied to release the loans to the beneficiaries and collect the installments from them. Additionally, the resolution prescribed the procedures to withhold the housing services from the applicant, if applicable. The Resolution is active from the date of issuance and shall be published in the Official Gazette.

Dubai departments ordered to implement star rating system

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, has instructed all the Dubai Departments and institutions affiliated with the Government of Dubai to commence the implementation of Star Rating System at all the government service centres in the Emirate of Dubai within the next period.

He added, after the evaluation of all centres, the plaques on a number of stars indicating the quality of services of those centres will be put up in cooperation with the Cabinet.

The Crown Prince of Dubai sai, the programme launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, at the federal level would create a competitive environment to enhance the delivery of services.

He noted that the focus on clients is basic for the Government of Dubai, being one of the economic and investment factors, adding that "Mohammed bin Rashid wants smart government, welcoming, speedy and believes in innovation."