WGS 2019: Urban areas can become world’s food basket, says Dubai’s Crown Prince

DUBAI, Urban areas can become the world’s food basket, said the Crown Prince of Dubai, H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, in a holographic address at the seventh World Government Summit (WGS 2019) in Dubai today.

Also known as “Fazza” by his 7.2 million Instagram followers, Sheikh Hamdan’s futuristic speech was a spectacular display capturing the futuristic ambitions of the emirate in a theatrical setting worthy of a Prince for the future.

Sheikh Hamdan said future cities should provide 80 percent of all services within 20 minutes of their residents, and horizontal farms will feed the world’s growing population.

The seventh WGS also learned that Dubai aims to become a driverless city in 50 years. Speaking of which, the Roads and Transport Authority’s (RTA) latest driverless transport was on display. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister, and Ruler of Dubai, jumped aboard to review the futuristic Sky Pods with his son Sheikh Hamdan. The Pods use 5 times less power than existing systems and can travel at 150km/h.

The three-day World Government Summit 2019 runs until February 12 at Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai. The landmark event has convened more than 4,000 participants from 140 countries, including heads of state and governments, as well as top-tier representatives of 30 international organizations.

Source: Emirates News Agency

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