Abu Dhabi crown prince reveals ‘Tomorrow 2021’ plan to push economic reform
Abu Dhabi’s Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed revealed the Ghadan 21 (Tomorrow 2021) plan on Sunday, which will drive the emirate’s economic reform projects and create a vision for its future economy.
The plan includes “50 initiatives that reflect the priorities of citizens, residents and investors,” the crown prince said.
The aim of 'Ghadan 21' is to enhance the competitiveness of Abu Dhabi, based on 4 main tenets: business & investment, society, knowledge & innovation, and lifestyle. The first phase includes over 50 initiatives that reflect the priorities of citizens, residents and investors.— محمد بن زايد (@MohamedBinZayed) September 16, 2018
Government officials were given a 90-day deadline in June to create an action plan for various economic reforms as part of a $13.6 billion stimulus package over three years, the crown prince wrote on Twitter. He added that $5.5 billion of that budget will be allocated to the 2019 development package.
We have commissioned the launch of the 1st phase of 'Ghadan 21' with the aim of improving the business environment. We are confident in the success of 'Ghadan 2021' and of our partnerships with the community and business sector.— محمد بن زايد (@MohamedBinZayed) September 16, 2018
“The aim of ‘Ghadan 21’ is to enhance the competitiveness of Abu Dhabi, based on 4 main tenets: business & investment, society, knowledge & innovation, and lifestyle,” Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed added on his official Twitter account.
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