UAE to review government structure, size in post-coronavirus strategy

UAE to review government structure, size in post-coronavirus strategy
Workers dressed in protective clothing and masks walk with sterilisation gear due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic past jewellers' shops at the Dubai Gold Souk in the Gulf emirate on May 12, 2020, as markets re-open amidst an easing of pandemic restrictions. (AFP)
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Updated 13 May 2020

UAE to review government structure, size in post-coronavirus strategy

UAE to review government structure, size in post-coronavirus strategy
  • “We may merge ministries and alter bodies. We will make changes," the UAE prime minister said

DUBAI: The United Arab Emirates will review the structure and size of its government as part of its strategy for dealing with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, the country’s vice president said on Wednesday.
“We may merge ministries and alter bodies. We will make changes. We need a more agile, flexible and speedy government,” Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, who is also the ruler of regional tourism and business hub Dubai, said on Twitter, reporting the outcome of government meetings held Wednesday.