Armed forces

Chief of staff of armed forces promoted to the rank of minister

President, His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has issued several federal decrees including the promotion of Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces, Lieutenant General Hamad Mohammed Thani Al Rumaithi, to the rank of minister and the appointment of HE Mansour Ibrahim Al Mansouri of the General Secretariat of the Executive Council of Abu Dhabi as General Director of the National Media Council.

Separately, the budget and expenditure of the Federal Authority for Land and Maritime Transport of the fiscal year 2017 was estimated at 93 million and 233 thousand dirhams, whereas TRA's revenues of the fiscal year 2017 were estimated at 249 million and AED 575 thousand dirhams, meanwhile Emirates Identity Authority's revenues estimated at 385 million and 316 thousand dirhams.

Separately, the president has ordered the transfer of financial allocations pertaining to hospitals and medical centers from the Ministry of Heath and Prevention to the medical office of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs.