ABU DHABI 17 November 2019: President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, in his capacity as Ruler of Abu Dhabi, has issued a law establishing the Department of Municipalities and Transport.
The new department will replace both the Department of Urban Planning and Municipalities, and the Department of Transport, and be their legal successor.
President Sheikh Khalifa appointed Falah Mohammed Al Ahbabi, member of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, as Chairman of the new department.
The Department of Municipalities and Transport undertakes several specializations, the most important of which is to propose strategic and operational plans for the urban planning sector, municipalities and transport in the emirate, and to get these plans approved by the Executive Council, supervise the plans implementation and follow up its execution processes with the entities.
The Department also regulates the sector, in addition to licensing all entities, companies and employees working in it.
New AD DED Chairman
President Sheikh Khalifa also issued a decree appointing Mohammed Ali Al Shorafa Al Hammadi, as Chairman of the Department of Economic Development, and member of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council.