Belhaif Al-Nuaimi: “Watheq” Preserves Our National Heritage

Belhaif Al-Nuaimi: “Watheq” Preserves Our National Heritage

Belhaif Al-Nuaimi: “Watheq” Preserves Our National Heritage
During a meeting with the delegation of the National Archives, Belhaif Al-Nuaimi states that “Watheq” preserves our national heritage


His Excellency Dr. Abdullah Bin Mohammed Belhaif Al-Nuaimi, Minister of Public Works, spoke about the cultural and civilizational importance of the national campaign to document personal records, “Watheq”, for the sublime goals that needed to be highlighted and for its role in documenting our sources and protecting our national heritage. This campaign is a testament to the social and cultural events of the old UAE society.
At a meeting at the Ministry's headquarters in Dubai with a delegation from the National Archives, which included Mr. Majid Al Muhairi, Executive Director of the National Archives and Mariam Salem Al Aryami, Director of “Watheq” Project, His Excellency said that the idea of the project and its vision enriches our authentic history, glorious heritage, and our prosperous past and it summons the cultural and national sense of identity, and reinforces the feelings among members of the community about the importance of archiving the various national and historical and other documents. During the meeting, which was attended by Eng. Zahra Al Aboudi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Public Works, HE praised the sincere national efforts of the National Archives and its pioneering role since the 1960s in preserving the memory of the people of the UAE through the collection of all important documents and records dating to past periods. Eng. Zahra Al Aboudi mentioned that Emirati houses are full of many important papers and documents that have national and historical dimension and stressed that the output of “Watheq” will contribute to highlighting the enlightened thought of our predecessors in the various walks of life and it will be the repository that keeps the movement, development, all the types of giving, and the brightest images of the struggle of the people of the UAE.
She pointed out that the Ministry of Works supports such initiatives that would preserve the identity of the UAE and its ancient past explaining that the Ministry has sought to take advantage of the National Archive services to work on finding a formula to preserve the Ministry’s documents through the service “Watheq”.
The delegation of the National Archives expressed their sincere appreciation for His Excellency the Minister of Public Works’ interest and his support of the campaign “Watheq”.  At the end of the meeting, the delegation handed a “Watheq” box to His Excellency Dr. Abdullah Bin Mohammed Belhaif Al-Naimi, which is designed according to the highest international archiving specifications to preserve documents and valuable items inside it.