DMCA happy with Dubai Maritime Sector Strategy progress
Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), the government said it was pleased with the progress made in the implementation of the new Dubai Maritime Sector Strategy (MSS).
The announcement followed a workshop that was held recently at DMCA’s headquarters in Dubai and attended by key maritime stakeholders and leading relevant government entities who discussed the latest developments and achievements in creating a regionally and globally competitive maritime industry. The workshop also aimed to lay down the foundations to establish the local maritime industry in accordance with the highest standards and best international practices.
MSS was launched to develop, regulate and promote the industry that will ultimately position Dubai as a first-class international maritime hub.
“The local maritime industry remains a key driver of sustainable growth and future comprehensive development and a major factor in boosting Dubai’s competitiveness at the regional and international level. MSS is of particular importance as it is the first of its kind plan aimed at achieving a radical change across the maritime sector in Dubai by increasing its contributions to GDP and strengthening its role as one of the major value-added economic sectors, in line with the vision and directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai,” said Amer Ali, executive director, Dubai Maritime City Authority.
“We are confident in our ability to raise the bar on the local maritime sector and maintain ongoing growth and sustainability in collaboration with our strategic partners from the public and private sectors. We look forward to implementing MSS which will play a pivotal role in boosting the industry’s contribution to vital economic sectors and position Dubai as an international marine hub for business and investment.”
MSS is an also part of the Dubai Strategic Plan 2015 that aims to spread the culture of quality and excellence in order to drive the growth of vital economic sectors, especially the maritime sector, thus boosting the real GDP growth rate of Dubai.