Dubai Municipality and Dubai Properties have agreed to set up a frame work of coordination between them in order for the latter to avail municipal services in the easiest manner.
This came in a memorandum of understanding (MoU), signed by Eng. Hussain Nasser Lootah, Acting Director General of Dubai Municipality and Hashim Al Dabal, Executive Chairman of Dubai Properties, in a ceremony on Monday at the municipal headquarters.
The MoU will facilitate easy provision of a variety of civic services to Dubai Properties including technical services in the fields of urban planning, land-use, surveying, regulation of contracting and consultancy professions, building license, geographical information and data, lab inspections for engineering materials, environment services, marine data, drainage and irrigation services, public parks and horticulture services, and other relevant services provided by the different organisational units within Dubai Municipality.
According to the MoU and in order to ensure a smooth and fast provision of the required services, both parties will identify responsibilities and liabilities of each party in line with detailed and specific agreements to be signed later. These agreements will identify the type and nature of each service the Dubai Properties wishes to avail and list the necessary time frame for providing the service as well as the financial remuneration for the same. Dubai Properties and individual departments at Dubai Municipality including, not limited to, Information Technology Department, Drainage and Irrigation Department, Accreditation Department, Public Parks and Horticulture Department, Planning Department, Waste Management Department, Geographic Information Systems Department, Drainage Network Department, General Projects Department, Environment Department, Survey Department, Public Health and Safety Department, Building Department, and Dubai Central Laboratory Department.
Highlighting the significance of the agreement, Mr. Lootah said the MoU comes as part of the Municipality’s commitment to boost cooperation between the civic body and the different local government and non-government establishments in Dubai and its policy of simplifying procedures for providing better services to its customers.
Hashim Al Dabal said Dubai Properties’ continuous cooperation with Dubai Municipality and other local government departments in Dubai stems from its commitment to serve the city’s development boom and in line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, in turning the city into an investor-friendly city.