I.Metshin: “Prosperity and comfort of citizens are important for all cities”
Ilsur Metshin, President of the UN Advisory Committee
of Local Authorities (UNACLA), Mayor of Kazan, met Saif Bader Al Qubaisi, General
Manager of Abu Dhabi city (UAE), during the 10th World Urban Forum “Cities
of opportunities: connecting culture and innovation” at the City Hall of the
Saif Bader Al Qubaisi told Ilsur Metshin about the
development of Abu Dhabi, the concept of urban improvement, and using
technology to offer digital municipal services.
Special attention in Abu Dhabi is paid to community
coordination and the happiness index of residents. The Ministry of happiness
has been created to monitor this index. Now, the happiness index in the capital
city of UAE, according to the Mayor’s office, is not less than 90%.
The mayor of Kazan Ilsur Metshin, in turn, said that
the capital of Tatarstan is also actively developing in many areas discussed at
the meeting –the improvement of public areas, the digitalization of municipal
services and others.
“The cities have different financial means and
climatic conditions. But the prosperity and comfort of citizens is important
everywhere. Therefore, we need to visit such advanced cities as Abu Dhabi, get
acquainted with their practices and adopt it,”- Ilsur Metshin said. At the end
of the meeting, he invited the delegation of the Abu Dhabi Mayor’s Office to