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MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM) - 29/11/2012

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(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) The Undersecretary of the Economic Development Department- Abu Dhabi has expected the Abu Dhabi non oil sector's contribution to the economy would rise by 64 per cent by 2030, thanks to the development of productive sectors, especially the industry, tourism, telecommunications and transport.

The remark was made during a meeting organised by National Media Council (NMC) today morning with 65 journalists from 25 countries, who are visiting the UAE upon the invitation from NMC to cover the UAE's 41st national day anniversary.

Abdullah said the UAE led by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has scored huge achievements in all fields, citing that the UAE has become the second Arab strongest economy.

While marking the 41st national day anniversary, he continued, the UAE is set to score more achievements in the light of well planned policies to become solid economy that serves East and West.

Abdullah added that since the launch of Emirate of Abu Dhabi's Economic Vision 2030, the government has been embarked on sound basis of the economy, noting that the economic progress in Abu Dhabi was not accidental nor a short termed one, but had resulted from good planning outlined by the leadership of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

He lauded the directives by His Highness General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, to exploit huge economic potentials.

Abdullah stressed the important role of the Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development in the UAE in general and Abu Dhabi in particular. He added that the fund aims to create new generation of Emirati entrepreneurs.

He underlined the strategic significance of building Khalifa port in Al Taweelah area in Abu Dhabi and the expansion of Abu Dhabi Airport, being a vital trade hub for East and West.

Abdullah said the statistics show the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and the UAE registered strong economy performance and recovery as GDP registered growth with non oil performing very well.

He stressed the keenness of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi on attracting new investments to contribute to achievement of sustainable development objectives.


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