Mohammed Bin Zayed chairs Executive Council meeting

Abu Dhabi: His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, has ratified a decision exempting the suburban communal homes from paying fees for surveying and estimating the cost of additional plots of land needed for their extension.

The Crown Prince chaired today a meeting of the Executive Council of the Abu Dhabi emirate in the presence of HH Sheikh Hazza Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, National Security Adviser and Deputy Chairman of the Executive Council.

The Council discussed a number of topics and projects in the fields of human and social development and infrastructure.

The ratification of the decision on exempting fees comes as the continuation of the efforts to provide adequate housing for citizens as it is considered among the major priorities the government has adopted in line with the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, which always stressed that citizen must be the primary beneficiary of the development process.

This decision will ease the financial burden on citizens and will contribute to achieving social stability and strengthen family bonds as those who need extension of their homes are mainly from large families with many members.

The meeting also discussed a number of topics on the agenda including the improvement of the quality of private education, attraction of investment into this sector, improvement of the facilities at the reformative and punitive institutions, housing of customs department employees in the western region and improvement of the quality of government services in the emirate.