The Department of Finance (DoF) of the government of Dubai has approved a portfolio of public-private partnership (PPP) projects valued at AED40 billion ($10.9 billion), aimed at further enriching cooperation and generating new collaborations, a report said.

HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council approved the projects during the first meeting of The Executive Council of Dubai since its reconstitution, as part of a PPP strategy, Emirates News Agency (WAM), said.

Abdulrahman Saleh Al Saleh, DOF Director-General, said: “The vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, for Dubai to become a strong hub for global economic development and a platform for emerging sectors, enabled DOF to identify the best opportunities in the most active economic sectors and to create a portfolio worth AED40 billion of government projects that can be financed, implemented and operated according to the PPP model.

“Launching an abundant, strong portfolio of projects is a fundamental pillar of the government’s PPP strategy, and we are ready to benefit from the success achieved in the previous stages of developing the PPP ecosystem and continue to innovate in financing vital government projects.”

“Over a three-year period, from 2024-2026, the new PPP projects portfolio will cover 10 fundamental economic sectors,” said Arif Abdulrahman Ahli, Executive Director of the Planning and General Budget Sector at DOF.

“The PPP strategy focuses on the continuous consolidation of the regulatory framework in the emirate. Therefore, DOF has built a comprehensive performance framework (CPF) programme to ensure accurate management of the PPP ecosystem performance.”