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The UAE has formed the National Covid-19 Crisis Recovery Management and Governance Committee to ensure efficient recovery of businesses as well as help them return to normalcy amid the crisis.

Formed by the country’s Supreme Committee for Covid-19 Crisis Management, the new committee will be chaired by Dr Sultan bin Ahmed Al Jaber, minister of industry and advanced technology.

It is aimed at developing strategic plans and proactive support programs for business establishments by identifying their key performance indicators and financial and economic resources required for the post-Covid-19 phase.

Besides this, the committee will also establish an electronic data link for digital indicator-based statistics and focus on consolidating the strengths and competitive advantages of the UAE, especially in vital sectors such as food, water, energy and pharmaceutical industries.

It will also focus on other significant sectors, including Artificial Intelligence, 5G, healthcare, telecommunications, infrastructure, supply chains, and logistical services and boost the local value-added content in a way that supports SMEs.

The UAE leads Arab nations and ranks 37th globally in the Covid-19 Economic Recovery Index Ranking, developed by the Horizon Research Group, reported Wam.

Members the National Covid-19 Crisis Recovery Management and Governance Committee:

The committee will also have onboard members representing a number of ministries and federal departments, including the Ministry of Presidential Affairs; Ministry of Interior; Ministry of Defence; Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation; Ministry of Health and Prevention; Ministry of Economy; Ministry of Finance; Ministry of Education; Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation; Ministry of Community Development; Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure; Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology; Ministry of Food and Water Security; Prime Minister’s Office; General Secretariat of the Cabinet; General Secretariat of the Supreme Council for National Security; Abu Dhabi Executive Office; National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA); Media Office of the UAE Government; Abu Dhabi Executive Council; and Dubai Executive Council; in addition to representatives of the Emirates Development Bank and Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC).





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