Dubai’s General Secretariat of the Supreme Legislation Committee explores private sector collaboration to develop Dubai’s legislative system
In partnership with Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Dubai’s Supreme Legislation Committee (SLC) held an exploratory meeting with 40 private companies who could potentially work with the SLC to develop Dubai’s legislative system and strengthen the strategic partnership between the SLC and Dubai Chamber in support of its Project 10X.
The first phase of the project targets a select group of private companies, which will submit their observations and proposals in respect of draft legislation that is under consideration by local and federal governments and that affect the business and investment sectors.
Commenting on the meeting, Ahmad Saeed bin Meshar Al Muhairi, SLC Secretary General said: “This meeting is part of SLC's commitment to enhance the role of private sector in developing Dubai’s legislative system, in line with the vision and guidance of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, who said that strengthening the partnership with the private sector is a strategic priority and a key factor in achieving development and building a prosperous community.’
He added that "the meeting also served as an ideal platform to establish direct communication with private companies, as well as open new channels for providing opinion on business- and investment-related legislation. This is a major step in our continuing commitment to establish and strengthen strategic partnerships with all stakeholders in order to develop sustainable and balanced legislation that will further boost the emirate’s development process. We are pleased to collaborate with the Dubai Chamber in ensuring the success of the project, as the private sector is an important contributor to the development of a future-oriented legislative system supporting the goal of transforming Dubai into the world's best city.”
The SLC and the Dubai Chamber have always been strategic partners in consolidating efforts to strengthen the legal, institutional, and research cooperation frameworks and in enhancing the legislative system in Dubai and the UAE.