Abu Dhabi: The UAE Cabinet on Sunday approved a series of plans, including one that allows expatriates to stay on in the country long after they retire.
The Cabinet also approved one-day court system on the federal level and a new federal plan to develop the second-ranked leaders.
The Cabinet also approved unified national standards for government and private hospitals as part of an ongoing strategy to enhance the country’s economic drive and increase its competitiveness on the global scale.
A new rule allowing a long-term residence for expatriates after retirement has also been approved.
The decisions were taken at yesterday’s meeting chaired by His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. Lieutenant General Shaikh Saif Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, and Shaikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, were present at the meet.
During the meeting, the cabinet endorsed electricity fees reduction of the federal electricity and water authority (FEWA) levied on the industrial sector.