DEWA to promote conservation work at WETEX 2011

DEWA signs MoU with Emirates Environmental Group on initiatives

The agreement will see DEWA and the Emirates Environmental Group work together to promote power and water conservation as well as waste recycling.
The agreement will see DEWA and the Emirates Environmental Group work together to promote power and water conservation as well as waste recycling.

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Emirates Environmental Group (EEG) to collaborate in and support environmental initiatives and strengthening efforts to conserve power and water as well as waste recycling.

These initiatives are fostered by DEWA through creating a platform comprising of business councils representing countries which produce high- quality products in the field of energy. These business councils have encouraged participants to reserve country-wise pavilions to exhibit their expertise and products during the coming session of WETEX 2011. At this exhibition, which is held by DEWA on a yearly basis from 8th to 10th of March, the authority exhibits state-of-the-art technologies and solutions in water, energy and environment.

On this occasion, Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, managing director and CEO of DEWA praised the constructive collaboration between DEWA and EEG. He also stressed the importance of EEG’s outreach and vital role to protect the environment against pollution. Besides Al Tayer pointed out that the main objective of this agreement is to educate and edify all consumers, through the exhibition and other various channels, on the process of electricity and water conservation as well as protecting resources. This agreement has a particular importance due to EEG’s numerous activities in this field.

The agreement was signed by Habiba Al Marashi, chairperson of EEG and Abdullah Al Hajri, executive vice president – Customer Service at DEWA.

Following the signing ceremonies, Al Marashi stated: “I believe that all institutions are responsible for protecting the environment, and this agreement is a good example that embodies successful partnerships between the different sectors of society. It is noteworthy that EEG participates in WETEX Exhibition since its inception and is fully aware of its importance and impact on the region. We, at EEG, welcome such partnerships, and will spare no effort to achieve the aspired results and reap the benefit of this collaboration. Definitely, this kind of agreement will lead, at the end, to taking sustainable measures in favour of the environment.”

“We really appreciate DEWA’s pioneering role to protect the environment, which can be clearly seen through putting out the tender for operating a number of its substations by using clean coal. Also DEWA’s call for its customers to cut down on power consumption is effective and helpful in this regard. EEG expresses its pleasure to be working and collaborating with DEWA during WETEX 2011,” Al Marashi said.

Abdullah Al Hajri added: “We, at Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, are happy to sign such agreement with Emirates Environmental Group as they share with us the same objectives to protect the environment and conserve electricity and water consumption.”


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