His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has inspected the new Airbus 319 aircraft, a shortened-fuselage version of Airbus’ A320 cornerstone single-aisle jetliner, which has been acquired by Emirates Group to operate for dignitaries, families and businesspersons.
Accompanied by Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed inspected the specifications of the luxury aircraft that provides travellers on board with every modern mean of communication through Internet, Bluetooth and iPad, as well as television screens.
Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Aviation Authority and Chairman of Emirates Group, briefed Sheikh Mohammed on the cutting-edge technology of the plane which is set to provide exemplary comfort for families. He said the plane can fly up to 3, 800 miles without refueling.
Sheikh Mohammed was also accompanied by Mohammed Ibrahim Al Shaibani, Director General of the Office of the Dubai Ruler, Khalifa Saeed Suleiman, Director General of the Department of Protocols and Hospitality in Dubai, Major General Mohammed Ahmed Al Qamzi, and a number of officials.
Dubai Civil Defence staff promoted
Thanks to a generous gesture by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, 216 personnel and 42 civilians of Dubai Civil Defence have been promoted.
Under Sheikh Mohammed's gesture, two officers were promoted to the rank of Colonel, 15 to Lt. Colonel, 8 to Captain, 12 to 1st Lieutenant, 2 to Lieutenant, 5 to Warrant Officer Class 1, 4 to Warrant Officer, 17 to Staff Sergeant, 39 to Sergeant, 79 to Corporal, 16 to Lance Corporal and 17 to the rank of Senior Private.
Director General of the Dubai Civil Defence, Major General Rashid Thani Matroushi thanked Sheikh Mohammed for the gesture, which reflected a motivation for civil defence staff for performance excellence.
Mohammed issues decision on administration of insurance claims
In his capacity as Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice-President and Prime Minister, has issued Cabinet Decision No.13 of 2013 pertaining fees required by Third Party Administrator (TPA) that processes health insurance claims.
According to the Decision, published on the Official Gazette, a Third Party Administrator is required to pay Dh1,000 for reviewing a license application; Dh7,000 for an application for registration; Dh4,000 for a renewal application for registration; Dh2,000 for application for a branch registration; Dh1,000 for a renewal application for a branch registration; Dh500 for information update in the register; Dh2,000 for appealing a rejected license application or rejected application for registration; Dh100 for an application to an receive an official data extract.
The Decision also determines administrative fines and penalty for certain violation as follows:
* Dh300 for a late application for registration, for each month of delay; not to exceed Dh3,000 for each year.
* Dh100 for a late for application for a branch registration, for each month of delay; not to exceed Dh1,000 for each year.
* Dh100 for a late information update; for each month of delay; not to exceed Dh1,000 for each year.
The Ministry of Finance shall collect the said fees in the manner it deems fit. The Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Insurance Authority shall issue the required procedures to implement the decision in coordination with the Minister of Finance.
Any provision contrary to the provisions of this resolution shall be nullified.