Department of Municipal Affairs
As a step aimed to shed the light on the main infrastructure projects in different sectors in the Emirate, the Abu Dhabi Infrastructure Congress 2011 which will be held on 25 - 27 September under the esteemed patronage of the Department of Municipal Affairs (DMA) which is the main focal point of all municipal planning for the Abu Dhabi Emirate. The DMA brings with it new highlights to the Congress programme, including the Municipality of Abu Dhabi City's showcase of upcoming infrastructure development opportunities for Khalifa City A and B and Mohammed Bin Zayed City projects.
Commenting on the Abu Dhabi Infrastructure Congress 2011, H.E Engineer Ahmed Shareef, the Under Secretary of the Department of Municipal Affairs, said “The Abu Dhabi Infrastructure Congress 2011 forms a great opportunity to shed the light on the economic and development process the Emirate of Abu Dhabi is witnessing and focuses on the infrastructure projects and business opportunities in different sectors of the economy. These infrastructure projects realize the ambitious vision of the leadership and its objectives by achieving a sustainable economic development and enhancing services to the public and businesses in the Emirate. Under the direction of the Executive Council The department of Municipal Affairs (DMA) and the Emirate’s 3 Municipalities as well as our partners, Department of Transport, Urban Planning Council, Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity, Mubadala, and the private sector developers collaboratively play a very important role in laying down the legislative and planning ground for achieving a first class infrastructure which enables the Emirate of Abu Dhabi to achieve its economic diversification and long term objectives to be one of the best places in the world to live, work and visit”.
The speakers at the Congress will include H.E. Eng. Abdullah Al Shamsi, Executive Director of Municipal Infrastructure and Assets for the Abu Dhabi Municipality who will be joining an impressive speaker faculty including H.E. Dato' Sri Dr Ali Hamsa, Director General - PPP Unit, Prime Minister's Department, Malaysia, Lawrence Franklin, Director of Strategy and Policy, Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority, Tony Douglas, CEO, ADPC (Abu Dhabi Ports Authority) and Abu Dhabi's Urban Planning Council.
The Abu Dhabi Infrastructure Congress will be also attended by high ranking officials and executives from local and international companies who will focus solely on Abu Dhabi infrastructure projects in Abu Dhabi, and covers a broad spectrum of infrastructure sectors including transport, utilities and social infrastructure, and allows for a comprehensive overview of how the emirate's infrastructure plans interrelate. It will bring together key decision makers from the key government entities charged with developing essential infrastructure for Abu Dhabi along with expertise from leading international developers, engineering contractors, legal advisors and financiers to discuss what it will take to deliver efficient and value for money infrastructure projects across sectors planned for Abu Dhabi and the Emirate’s economic diversification and the vision for infrastructure development including perspectives of key growth areas in the infrastructure sector for Abu Dhabi and models for growth and public private partnerships and future strategies for a dynamic, open economy
The Abu Dhabi Infrastructure Congress 2011 realizes that the 2030 Economic vision of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi is a combined effort of the government and private sectors to refurbish and build a world class destination.