Wednesday, July 1, 2009

DM opens Qusais branch

Eng. Hussein Nasser Lootah, Director General of Dubai Municipality on Wednesday opened the Municipality branch office in Qusais, which provides many services such as public health services, building inspection, waste management and food inspection as part of the decentralization policy adopted by the civic body in providing services to the public.
The Municipality completed the project as an office of the Municipality Centres Department, which provides services of all Municipality departments and concerned departments in serving the public. The building, which consists of ground and first floors, has been constructed at a total cost of Dhs10.4 million. The project consists of a building that offers services of the Municipality departments such as Health and the Environment, car parking, stores, IT Department offices and workshops for the maintenance of the computers. The project, located at Al Qusais-2 at an area of 929 square meters, has been implemented over a period of 10 months.
Lootah said that the idea of setting up external offices came out of the civic body's keenness to overcome all the obstacles facing the public and considering the various constraints, in addition to the ongoing follow-up plans in order to maintain the hygiene and public health and the beauty of the city.
The project was carried out according to the design of a unified form to the offices of the municipality in order to give a unified image for these offices and it was activated in proportion to the big and important role of the Municipality in raising the level of environmental and health services, infrastructure and social development, and as a commitment to the best of standards for environmental protection and management of all areas related to environment and public health.
Through setting up of branch offices, the Municipality commits itself its keenness to cope with the growth and ongoing development of the city of Dubai, as well as progress in all areas such as the increase of population in the city, and to avoid negative and the direct repercussions on the environment and its safety, and to meet the requirements of the public and facilitate their access to services, and offer administrative support services for the performance of its functions to the fullest.
Lootah was briefed on all of its facilities in the presence of Obeid Salem Al Shamsi, Assistant Director General for Administrative and General Services Affairs, Eng. Essa Al Maidoor, Assistant Director General Engineering and Planning Sector, Eng. Salem Bin Mesmar, Assistant Director General for Health, Safety and Environment Monitoring Sector, Eng. Salah Al Amiri, Assistant Director General for General Support Services Sector, Eng. Abdullah Raffia, Assistant Director General for Environmental Public Health Services Sector, Eng. Hamdan Khalifa Al Shaer, Director of Environment Department, Khalid Ali Bin Zayed, Director of Municipality Centres Department, Khalid Badri, Director of Corporate Marketing and Relations Department and many other senior officials of the Municipality.
The Director General also went on a tour of the Municipality Centre at Al Twar, where he was briefed on the progress of work in all the services provided to the public. He interacted with all the staff and stressed the importance of direct communication with the public to ensure the quality of the work. Lootah also held a meeting with the Assistants to the Director General to examine ways to develop the services provided to the public and to facilitate easy action.

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