Dubai has enough food reserves for emergency situations and is fully prepared for the next phase of challenges related to COVID-19.
That’s the message from Dubai’s Crown Prince and Chairman of The Executive Council, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
During a virtual meeting of the Council, members reviewed the Dubai Food Security Committee's operational plans.
Discussions focused on trade and distribution, diversifying import sources, supporting local food production and reducing waste.
Sheikh Hamdan said that there are specialised teams working around the clock to manage the consequences of the pandemic.
He also reiterated that meeting the needs of citizens and residents remains the government’s top priority.
"All local and federal departments must work closely with each other to manage our food security properly. We need to establish a united vision and approach to confront this challenge,” Sheikh Hamdan added.
We are fully prepared for the next phase & have sufficient strategic reserves of food commodities. The Dubai Government puts the needs of citizens & residents among its top priorities, with specialised teams working tirelessly to respond to the repercussions of the current crisis pic.twitter.com/7DXDUHQqUJ— Hamdan bin Mohammed (@HamdanMohammed) May 4, 2020
The Dubai Food Security Committee has been keen on following up on the availability of basic commodities and products that meet consumer needs.This video is jointly produced by the Arab Social Media Pioneers Club and @DubaiPressClub to highlight the abundance of food commodities. pic.twitter.com/kbnwjpOTPf— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) May 4, 2020