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UAE Says to Attract $70b Investments by 2025

UAE Says to Attract $70b Investments by 2025UAE Says to Attract $70b Investments by 2025

The UAE plans to attract over $70 billion in industrial investments by 2025, according to the country’s minister of economy.

The investment will increase the industrial sector’s share to the country’s gross domestic product to 25%, up from the current 16% by 2025, said Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri, Arabian Business reported.

The investment boost is aimed to make the industrial sector as the driving force in the country’s economic growth.

The slump in global oil prices has not had any significant impact on the UAE’s development as the share of non-oil sectors in the economy stood at 69% of GDP, news agency WAM quoted the minister as saying.

In October this year, the cabinet approved a $67.57 billion federal budget for the next five years, with the prime focus on education, social development and health. The budget for 2017 was set at $13.23 billion.

“The UAE’s vision for the future revolves around a sustainable and innovation-based and knowledge-based economy in which qualified human resources play a major role,” Al Mansouri said.

“There are indicators that it is preparing for a significant industrial progress in the coming period, thanks to a higher degree of integration between national industrial companies and the development of new industrial sectors featuring innovation and the use of modern technology,” he added.

The minister said Abu Dhabi was planning to launch its own industrial strategy later this year, emphasizing “the government recognizes available opportunities in the industrial sector and is determined to invest in the future of industries.”


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