Ahmed Al Mansoori, Director General of EIAST
The Department of Municipal Affairs – Al Ain Municipality and The Emirates Institution for Advanced Science & Technology (EIAST) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to improve institutional performance, simplify customer services procedures, and develop joint activities to strengthen the technical and administrative capacities of staff members.
"The MoU is in line with our commitment to supporting partnerships and strengthening synergies with various government bodies to achieve common objectives as per a specific timetable for following up proposed joint projects. The agreement plays a vital role in developing a framework for joint action and future collaborations in various areas, as well as establishes key performance indicators to measure the output of the cooperation," said Ahmed Al Mansoori, Director General of EIAST.
Mohammed Saeed Al Neyadi, Executive Director of Strategic Planning and Performance Management, Al Ain Municipality, said: "The MoU with EIAST confirms our commitment to promote cooperation with institutions that would raise the efficiency of municipal work. The municipality is seeking to make use of advanced scientific technologies in various fields to provide better services to the community through the MoU.”
"The agreement will serve Al Ain Municipality in the fields of spatial data and maps, GIS maps and analysis that are used in applications on the environment, health, planning and urban development, which are essential goals of Al Ain Municipality," added Al Neyadi.
As per the agreement, a system to manage crises and risks is being developed and adopted in addition to a mechanism to transport, transfer and protect satellite images.
The two organisations will also develop a mechanism for the implementation of an integrated system to connect and exchange views. They will exchange and update data and information, research, studies and statistics, reports and publications in various disciplines, as well as hold workshops and scientific conferences, forums and seminars of common interests.