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Our Union puts public interest first: Mohammed bin Rashid

DUBAI, 1st December 2021 (WAM) – His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, said that the 'Principles of the 50', announced upon the directives of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, detail the 10 principles of the UAE's strategic and development roadmap for the next 50 years.

"Everyone on this kind land is invited to join us in the journey of the next 50 years: women, men, and youth; citizens and residents for whom the UAE has become a second home," His Highness Sheikh Mohammed added in his message on the 50th National Day.

The full text of the message runs as follows:

"Dear brothers and sisters,

Fifty years ago, we had a dream…a dream of building a state, a home, a united people, a homeland for all and a country that performs in the same league as the world’s top nations.

What at the time may have appeared as un unattainable dream, has today emerged as a proud, strong homeland – one that is secure and invincible.

What was once a state creation project, which many bet would not survive or grow, has today become a trailblazing and change-making state moving towards the future with greater steadfastness and bigger faith than ever, drawing upon a legacy of five decades of achievements, which left their marks deep in history.

On the 50th anniversary of our Union, we are reminded of our ambitious beginnings, the dreams that once seemed larger than us then, the great missions and responsibilities that exceeded our abilities and capabilities, the reconstruction and development projects that awaited us and that exceeded our resources, and the greatest mission of all, which was to build a state guided by the vision of our Founding Fathers.

No matter how great the challenges and obstacles were, nothing was able to discourage us, break our will, or defeat our dreams. When unification attempts around us were shattering on the ground, our unity became a living embodiment of the culture of ‘nothing is impossible’, which guides our strategies, policies, thought, and work.

Many would ask: What is the Emirati "recipe for success"? What are the components of the formula of the UAE? How did we succeed where others failed? I would tell you in a nutshell: Our union puts the public interest first; there is no place for selfishness, personal agendas, or and factional interests. And should there be a secret component to the UAE’s formula, it is undoubtedly the Emirati man and woman the most precious assets of our country and their lasting wealth. The citizen's life is an extension of the homeland’s life; his/her stability, safety and security are part of the homeland’s stability, safety and security, and his/her dignity and invincibility are a reflection of the homeland’s own dignity and invincibility.

Dear brothers and sisters, Last September, we announced the 'Principles of the 50', upon the directives of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, detailing the 10 principles of the UAE's strategic and development roadmap for the next 50 years.

These 10 principles constitute a point of reference to all state institutions as they work towards advancing our economic, social, and cultural systems and focusing on our development priorities, most importantly building a sustainable economy, mobilizing efforts and harnessing all resources to strengthen the foundations of the Union, as well as achieving prosperity, stability and social accord.

If we were to go back 50 years, specifically to Thursday, December 2, 1971, we would find the "Principles of the 50" echoed in the first historical document that defined the Union's vision, through that key statement issued by the Founding Fathers. The Declaration of the Union is the founding document, and the "Principles of the 50" is a consolidation document. The Declaration of the Union paved the way for building the United Arab Emirates. Meanwhile, the "Principles of the 50" is paving the UAE's way into the future.

On December 2, 2021, the United Arab Emirates will enter a new phase in the nation-building process. Our march into the next 50 years will be more challenging and very ambitious. It will require creative thinking, distinctive approaches, hard work, exceptional efforts, and significant momentum as we seek new projects and initiatives. Hard work alone is not enough; we need to become innovators and creators. Building alone is not enough; we need to make our own developments. Being number one is no longer enough as well; we need to become exemplary role models to be followed. It is not enough to live up to expectations; we must exceed all expectations.

Everyone on this kind land is invited to join us in the journey of the next 50 years women, men, and youth; citizens and residents for whom the UAE has become a second home. Everyone has an opportunity to create and contribute to the most significant developmental project: "the UAE of the Next 50 Years", where the sky is the limit for imagination and ambition. The journey of the 50 years has begun promptly, and everyone can participate in building the future we all seek.

No matter how big or great they are, all ideas, dreams, and projects can be turned into a reality.

The bigger our dreams, the bigger our accomplishments.

I wish the people of the UAE a very happy UAE National Day. May every year bring with it bigger achievements and enable us to accomplish more.

The best is yet to come."

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Intermobility Expo 2023 Kicks Off with Grand Opening by H.E. Mattar Al Tayer

Informa Connect, the global leader for events in the Middle East region has successfully
concluded the day one of the most awaited events of its calendar, the Intermobility Expo
2023 started on 21 st November at World Trade Center, Dubai.
The 22 nd edition of the Intermobility Expo 2023, which was known as the Gulf Traffic, the
largest Intelligent Transport and Future Mobility Summit of the Middle East, Turkey, and
Africa was officially launched by H.E. Mattar Al Tayer, Director General and Chairman of
the Board of Executive Directors at the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), at an exciting
opening ceremony in the presence of industrial experts and government delegates.
On day one of the largest transport expo, key players in the Middle Easts transport industry
came together to discuss how new technological advancements that can be leveraged to
address road hazards and enhance safety, which is a critical factor in managing dynamic cities
in the GCC and beyond. Enriching discussions on topics like Driving Change: Governments
Role in Mobility, underscoring the vital influence of the government in molding the
trajectory of mobility, saw enhanced participation from the attendees.
H.E. Sheikh Nasser Majid Al Qasimi, Assistant Undersecretary of the Infrastructure
and Transport Regulation Sector at the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure, also
graced the occasion with his esteemed presence and commended the UAEs unwavering
dedication to reimagining transportation. He highlights, “;The country envisions a smart and
interconnected transport system, integrating advanced technologies, autonomous vehicles,
smart infrastructure, and a strong emphasis on green mobility, as showcased by the Global
Market for Electric Vehicles initiative. Recognizing the strategic importance of an integrated
transport system for economic growth, social harmony, and environmental sustainability, the
UAE stands as a global leader in adopting ambitious initiatives.”

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Dulsco Group and clients root for climate change action in mangrove tree plantation drive

Dulsco Group has reinforced its commitment to spearheading
and supporting environmental initiatives by bringing together 100 team members from its
portfolio of businesses comprising Dulsco Environment, Dulsco People, Parisima and
Advance Global Recruitment, and corporate clients like BRF, ENOC Link and Fischer to
plant 300 mangrove trees to help in the fight against climate change.
Part of Dulsco Group’s sustainability agenda in the run up to COP28, the event was held to
support the UAE National Carbon Sequestration Project, which Dulsco proudly signed up for
in 2023. The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment project aims to plant 100 million
new mangrove trees across the country by 2030.

Each participant in the Dulsco drive planted three trees at Jebel Ali Wildlife Sanctuary, run
by the Emirates Marine Environmental Group (EMEG). And, thanks to new technology and
virtual reality, the trees’ progress and contribution to carbon savings can be monitored
through the EcoMatcher app, which promotes transparency and traceability in tree planting.

Mangrove trees play a key role in conservation, by stabilising and protecting coastlines,
preventing erosion, supporting wildlife within the ecosystem and serving as a habitat for
thousands of species. They also reduce harmful greenhouse gases by isolating up to 13.6
kg of carbon each year. This means that the 300 trees planted on 16 November – and the
120 planted by Dulsco last year – will collectively capture 5,712 kg of carbon dioxide

The UAE is currently home to 60 million mangrove trees that span 183 sq km and capture
43,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide annually. An additional 100 million trees will mean
115,000 tons of CO2 will be sequestered every year.

John Grainger, Chief Operating Officer at Dulsco Environment, said: “As a leading
force in environmental solutions, Dulsco is proud to support initiatives that preserve and
enhance our planet. Following our first mangrove tree planting initiative with our
employees last year, we made this year’s event bigger and better by bringing together our
valued team members and clients across our businesses as one, reinforcing our joint
commitment to creating a better future for our people and the world we live in.

“The EMEG does a wonderful job in protecting marine life at Jebel Ali, and we are delighted
to play our part in enhancing the sanctuary’s natural eco-system and biodiversity.”

Dulsco’s tree planting initiative also included a beach clean-up drive that resulted in
collecting 1,246 kilos of waste, in line with the company’s continued commitment to
protecting the environment and encouraging more green thinking among team members, key
stakeholders and the public.

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UAE President issues federal decree appointing Under- Secretary of the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation, For Emiratisation

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahya ,

the President of UAE, issued a Federal
Decree appointing H.E. Aisha Mohamed Ahmed Belharfia, as Under-
Secretary of the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation, For
Emiratisation. Belharfia served previously as Acting Under-Secretary for Emiratisation
Affairs and Assistant Under-Secretary for Labour Affairs at MOHRE.
She also taken responsibilities related to Labour offices and licenses,
and contributed to the development of laws and legislation regulating
the Labour sector. Belharfia launched various projects and initiatives
aimed at raising the efficiency of the Labour market.

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