Dubai: increased financial support for low-income citizens – News
A comprehensive development plan for rural and remote areas will be announced next September
Financial support for low-income citizens of Dubai has been increased to 58% this year to reach 438 million dirhams. The amount will be distributed to existing beneficiaries registered with the Community Development Authority (CDA) in Dubai, as well as to new ones.
In addition, the authorities approved a 42% increase in financial benefits for low-income citizens to a total of 394 million dirhams. Depending on the additional needs of the beneficiary families, the increase varies from 20 to 67%. Priority will be given to families with elderly people, widows and divorced women.
These were among many decisions announced on Sunday as Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, chaired the first meeting of the High Committee for Development and Citizen Affairs.
Funds have been allocated to include young providers under the age of 40 in Dubai’s financial empowerment program.
The higher committee will immediately start developing model neighborhoods for the citizens of Dubai, starting with the areas of Al Mazhar 1, Al Khawaneej 2, Al Barsha 2 and Hatta. A comprehensive development plan for rural and remote areas will be announced next September. The committee will also create a unified platform to deliver all services to the citizens of Dubai.
The committee approved seven aspects of the work, with participation from 10 government entities. The Crown Prince of Dubai tweeted that the committee would submit a comprehensive social sector vision to the ruler of Dubai within 60 days.
The top priority of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, is to “provide the best quality of life for our citizens, the best environment in which to raise our families, and the best economic opportunities for our young people”.
“My brother Sheikh Maktoum and I have a mission given to us by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid… The Emiratis are our priority.”
Sheikh Hamdan called on all government entities to focus on the social sector. He also called on all economic and commercial activities to participate in its development.
The higher committee aims to ensure the long-term social, family and demographic stability of citizens and to improve their quality of life.
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