Dubai Statistics Centre’s Strategic Plan for 2012-15 Launched
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has announced to launch the strategic plan for 2012-15 for the Dubai Statistics Centre focusing on collecting and compilation of data on social, demographics and others trends.
In a visit to the centre on Tuesday, July 03, 2012, Sheikh Mohammed met the officials of the centre and after attending the presentations given by them, he announced to launch the strategic plan.
He was accompanied by Dubai Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Dubai Deputy Ruler and Chairman of the Dubai Technology and Media Free Zone Authority Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
Chairman of Dubai Aviation Authority and Chairman of Emirates Group H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum and others were also present.
The plan calls upon the centre to address the statistical requirements of different government departments, business sectors and the community.
The centre aims to become an internationally recognised entity to support the development in Dubai by collecting the relevant statistical data involving all the necessary sectors.
The data provided by the centre are usually obtained by the decision makers. The centre also provides information about housing studies and economic surveys
The centre has been working since 2006 and Sheikh Mohammed was also briefed by the centre’s Chief Executive Officer Arif Al Mehairi about the achievements the centre has accomplished so far.
He also inspected the centre and met with different officials and later announced to launch the strategic plan.
He also ordered the centre to develop coordination and cooperation with other departments so as to carry out its functions property. The centre gathers and publishes the data on timely basis and that is why it is essential to have coordination with all the departments.
If the required data are not available on time, there is no use of collecting them and effective coordination will not only help the timely publication of these data, but also help the departments to handsomely work in collaboration with each other in future projects.
Khaleej Times quoted Tariq Al Janahi, Director of Excellence and Support Section at the centre as saying:
“Our aim is to support the government, business and society as a whole.”
Apart from carrying out the mentioned functions, the centre also supports the needs of the Dubai Strategic Plan as it carries out a number of surveys on a variety of subjects to help the policy makers understand the dynamics of the society.
The centre collects data on the topics including inflation index and GDP of the emirate while it also provides consultancy and training to different government and non-government departments and institutions.