The ICCC Pioneer Award for outstanding achievement and contribution to world betterment was won by Dubai Municipality in recognition of the Dubai International Award for Best Practices to Improve the Living Environment. His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, established this pioneering award to encourage and enhance awareness of the pressing need in urban and rural settlements for people everywhere. It is a tribute to the excellent work and dedication of HE the Director General of Dubai Municipality to Human Settlement improvements worldwide. The Dubai Declaration and Best Practices were central to the United Nations Conference for Human Settlements (HABITAT II Conference), and the World Assembly of Cities and Local Authorities, held in Istanbul in 1996
The Award of Dubai Government Excellence Programme – Excellent Employee in Specialized Jobs Category
This award was won by Dr. Turki Suleiman of Roads Department for undertaking specialised studies and researches on road planning and deisgning, evaluation of roads network, and development and upgradation of the DM Pavement Management System.
The Award of Dubai Government Excellence Programme – Excellent Employee in a Supervisory Position Category
This was won by Engineer Rashad Mohammed Bukhash, Head of the Historical Buildings Section, for his successful management of the section and supervision of its various activities in the field of restoring the local heritage. He carried out these works in by instilling a true team spirit and a high sense of morale among his subordinates and recruiting professional hands such as historians and researchers in the field as well as skilled laborers who can carry out this type of works with much precision.
The Award of Dubai Government Excellence Programme – Excellent Technical Project Category
Road Department – Car Parking Section Win The best Technical Project implemented in 1999 For paid parking control system which was completed in 1995 this project is a technical project and aims to control car parking in all Dubai road sides and public parking which exists in CBD area ( Deira & Bar Dubai ) Serving public by providing different scale of users and to solve parking availability problem , encouraging drivers to use public transportation , prevent shop owner from using parking for long time, reduce air pollution of harmful gases and to prevent illegal parking
The Award of Dubai Government Excellence Programme – Distinguished New Employees Category
This award, which was initialed for the first time, was given to Khadija Yaqoob Abdulla, a training officer in IT department, who received this award as an appreciation for her distinguished productivity in the training field. She was able to produce a number of training manuals in both Arabic & English Languages in such a short period of time. Her efforts had a positive effect on the training field in her department.
The Award of Dubai Government Excellence Programme – Excellent Employee in Administrative Position Category
This award was won by Ms Fahima Ali Sabir who excelled in an administrative job in the Public Relations Section of Dubai Municipality. Her constructive ideas, distinctive contributions, creative initiatives and voluntary efforts have resulted in a better performance of the section.