Achievements of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed .. Emirati Global Economic Leadership

Over the 56 years of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s political and economic life, he has been eager to develop the infrastructure of the UAE.

The UAE’s Ministry of Presidential Affairs calls on the Emirati people, the Arab and Islamic nations, and the world in general, “the leader of the nation and the patron of its march, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan , the President of the State, who today, Friday, May 13, at the age of 73, moved contentedly to his Lord. ”

Infrastructure in the UAE is one of the most prominent aspects of economic and social development and the most important branch of civilized development relied on to improve living conditions and provide basic services to the people of the state and is one of the important vital sectors. which directly contributes to increasing the growth of the national economy.

In 2005, Sheikh Khalifa ordered the implementation of a comprehensive infrastructure throughout the Emirates, and awarded the grant of 16 billion dirhams to develop infrastructure and service facilities in the northern emirates to promote economic and social progress in these areas, to step up to keep up with the civilized and urban development observed by the other emirates.

In 2013, more than 24 ports were completed, the Sheikh Khalifa Hospital was built in Ras Al Khaimah, 2,000 houses were built, in addition to several highways, intersections and tunnels.

As part of his interest in the development of infrastructure and service facilities in the UAE, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed was one of the major supporters of the construction of the tallest tower in the world, the Burj Khalifa, which is the tallest man-made building. was built. , with a height of 828 meters. Its construction began months before his father’s death in 2004. It opened in early 2010.

The UAE is the first in the world in 3 indicators

The UAE has made great strides in the competitiveness indicators of the energy and infrastructure sector to reach the top ten around the world during the past year 2021, according to reports issued by major international organizations and institutions. In addition to ensuring universal access to reliable modern energy services, and achieving a significant increase in the share of renewable energy in the global energy source system.

And the Federal Center for Competitiveness and Statistics revealed in a copy that the country was ranked first in the world in 3 main indicators related to energy and infrastructure, as it came first in the world in the indicator of access to electricity as a percentage of the population, and it has also topped the world in the reliability of the Electricity Supply system, and within the road and highway system satisfaction index, according to the wellness index issued by the Legatum Institute.

Infrastructure quality

The Federal Center for Competitiveness and Statistics points out that the UAE ranks first in the Arab world, eighth regionally and globally in the energy infrastructure index, according to the annual report of the Global Competitiveness Yearbook published by the International Institute for Management Development has been issued. same report.

Access to electricity

The Center for Competitiveness and Statistics has declared that the country ranks first and second globally in the indicator of access to electricity for homes according to the Global Competitiveness Report issued by the World Economic Forum for the year 2021, while it is directly ahead came while ranking third worldwide in the indicator of the few days of handling building permits According to the Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report issued by the World Economic Forum.

The UAE also ranked first regionally and globally fourth in the indicator of the number of seats available per kilometer on international flights for airlines, according to the Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report issued by the World Economic Forum. The center stated that the UAE was regionally at the top and was fifth in the global air transport quality index, according to the Global Competitiveness Yearbook report released by the International Institute for Management Development.

It ranked first regionally, while ranking seventh in the Air Transport Infrastructure Quality Index worldwide, according to the Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report issued by the World Economic Forum 2021, while the UAE was regionally at the top, and seventh. worldwide in the efficiency of air transport services index, according to the global competitiveness report issued by the forum. the world economy in 2021.

Public transport

The Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Center indicates that the UAE is ranked first in the Middle East and North Africa, while it is ranked seventh in the road quality index worldwide, according to the Welfare Index issued by the Legatum Institute, and the road infrastructure quality index, according to the global competitiveness report released by the forum.It also ranked first and seventh in the public transport satisfaction index worldwide, according to the report of the Sustainable Development Goals Index released by the Bertelsmann Foundation .

The UAE is regional and ninth globally in the port infrastructure quality index, according to the Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report released by the World Economic Forum for the year 2021.

According to the center’s report, the UAE has the region top of the region, while it ranked fourth globally in the indicator of the accuracy of the consignment’s arrival at the time specified for it, according to the Logistics Performance Index report provided by the World Bank has been issued.

The United Arab Emirates also ranked regionally and ranked fifth globally in the index of supply to countries in the world at competitive prices, according to the same report issued by the World Bank.

According to the Global Competitiveness Report 2019, issued by the World Economic Forum (Davos) in Switzerland, the UAE has achieved the following competitive positions in various indicators and axes in its infrastructure:

  • First place worldwide in the Mobile Internet Subscriptions Index
  • Second place worldwide in the ease of access to electricity index
  • Second place worldwide in the mobile subscriptions index
  • Second place worldwide in the adoption of information and communication technology (ICT) axis
  • Fourth place worldwide in the Fiber Optic Internet Subscriptions Index
  • Seventh in the world in the road quality index
  • Seventh place in the Air Transport Services Efficiency Index
  • 12th place in the Infrastructure Hub

According to the report, the UAE ranked the first regional and 25th globally, maintaining its position among the top 25 competing economies in the world.

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