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ABU DHABI, June 3 / WAM / The march of the late Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, may God have mercy on him, was marked by groundbreaking initiatives and decisions that focused on improving the quality of life for the country, the citizen and the people of the state in general, and achieved the highest goals and priorities for the state, and contributed to its leadership in competitiveness indicators related to well-being and happiness.
The upbringing of the late sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed, may God have mercy on him, and his adherence to the founding leader, the late sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, may God rest his soul, had a great influence on the direct attention to needs among the citizens and residents of Abu Dhabi and the country where Sheikh Zayed was eager to accompany his eldest son in most of his activities, his daily visits, up to the stage of the creation of the Union, his way of life with the conditions and details is related to the lives of the people of the Emirates and his knowledge of their needs in housing, education, health, infrastructure and others before continuing his efforts to ensure the highest level of luxury and a decent life for his people.
With the transfer of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, may God have mercy on him, to the city of Abu Dhabi to become the ruler of the emirate in August 1966, he appointed his son Sheikh Khalifa as his representative in the eastern region. , where he followed in his father’s footsteps and continued to carry out major development projects in the eastern province, where he achieved remarkable successes that paved the way for the beginning of a long career in the service of the people.
Over the following years, Sheikh Khalifa held a number of key positions and became the CEO of his father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan’s government, and took on the tasks of overseeing the implementation of a number of major projects. That era culminated in his appointment, “May God have mercy on him,” on February 1, 1969 as Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and then on December 23, 1973, when he took over as Deputy Prime Minister of the Second Cabinet at the federal level. career full of giving.
With his assumption of “May God have mercy on him” on January 20, 1974, the duties of the presidency of the Executive Council of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, he monitored the achievement of comprehensive development programs in the emirate, including housing, water supply, roads and public infrastructure. led to highlight the modernity of the city of Abu Dhabi.
And he ordered the establishment of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority in 1976 with the aim of managing financial investments in the emirate, to ensure a stable source of income for future generations.
In 1981, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed, may God have mercy on him, established Abu Dhabi’s Department of Social Services and Commercial Buildings known as the “Khalifa Committee” and took over many aspects related to the development of the housing system in the emirate and providing loans and grants to citizens. In 1991, he established the Lending Authority to provide real estate to the citizens of the emirate, both for housing and investment purposes.
Following his election as President of the United Arab Emirates on November 3, 2004, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan launched, May God have mercy on him, his first strategic plan for the UAE Government to achieve balanced and sustainable development and ensure prosperity for citizens.
One of his main goals was to follow in the footsteps of his father, who believed in the pioneering role of the UAE as a beacon, guiding its people toward a prosperous future of security and stability. His Highness made extensive trips throughout the UAE to study the needs and ordered the construction of a number of housing projects, roads, education projects and social services.
In 2009, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed was re-elected President of the UAE, and he continued to implement the ambitious political, administrative, economic, social and cultural development strategies he had embarked on. His wise leadership and concern for the interests of the federal state were credited with overcoming financial and regional crises.
The path of the deceased is filled with many initiatives in various fields that can in no way be enumerated, the most prominent of which is reflected in the following initiatives: Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, may God have mercy on him, issued regular directives to build and maintain citizens’ homes in the belief in the importance of increasing the stability of families Citizenship, which he considered the first core of a prosperous society.On December 2, 2012, he ordered to follow up on the rapid implementation of the replacement of old homes for all citizens of the emirates Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain and Fujairah, built before 1990, to ensure that citizens get their new homes and use them as soon as possible.
The number of housing units counted reached 12,500 at an estimated cost of 10 billion dirhams.
In April 2015, the chairman’s initiative committee approved a list for reform and replacement of housing for 504 citizens. These projects included the maintenance of 105 homes at an estimated cost of $ 40.1 million, and the urgent replacement of 75 homes at an estimated cost of $ 63.9 million. dirham.
In 2012, the late Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan launched, May God Have Mercy on Him, launched the “Absher” initiative to increase national cadres’ participation in the labor market, qualify them with the necessary education and encourage citizens to join the private sector. In 2005, he ordered the implementation of a comprehensive infrastructure throughout the country, and Hans Højhed instructed the allocation of 16 billion dirhams to develop infrastructure and service facilities in the northern emirates to promote economic and social progress in these areas, to keep pace with the civilized and urban development that the other emirates are witnessing.