Metito, Zulekha partner for initiative in India

Project to supply clean safe drinking water at four schools in India

Representatives from Metito and Zulekha at the signing ceremony in Sharjah.
Representatives from Metito and Zulekha at the signing ceremony in Sharjah.

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Water management solutions provider Metito has announced a partnership with Zulekha Healthcare Group to develop sustainable solutions to ensure safe, clean drinking water supply at four schools in Nagpur, India.

The ‘Safe Water Supply for Schools’ initiative, which was announced at a signing ceremony at Zulekha Hospital Sharjah, will see Metito’s industry expertise and Zulekha Healthcare Group’s commitment to community wellbeing bring tangible benefits to children in the schools at Nagpur.

Mutaz Ghandour, CEO, Metito, said: “Playing a role in developing sustainable communities is something we’re very passionate about, and it’s fortunate this passion is complemented by the fact we work in an industry that strives on that notion.”

“It’s Metito’s mission to utilise its resources, knowledge and expertise to ensure a cleaner environment that starts with a basic human right: access to clean and safe water,” Ghandour added. “Zulekha prides itself on ensuring the welfare of others, so partnering with them is a truly unique opportunity that we’re confident will yield great results.”

Zanubia Shams, CEO, Zulekha Healthcare Group, said: “We chose to drive this initiative with our partners because we believe good health nurtures better resources for tomorrow. Good health is the basic right of any human being and particularly for future generations.”

“Better facilities, clean drinking water, and a healthy environment are investments we make to build a better world,” Shams said. “We proudly announce our association with this noble venture starting in Nagpur, India and we hope to take this forward all across the country.”

The four schools in Nagpur that will have the solutions installed are the Ravindranath Tagore Convent, the Millat Urdu Upper Primary & High School, the Public Urdu Upper Primary School and the SHUMS Girls High School.

The initiative will see water tanks, water coolers, and UV disinfection units installed at the above schools. The project entails equipment and hardware procurement, arrangement of labour, training, overseeing and monitoring related civil and plumbing work, and commissioning.

The Safe Water Supply for Schools initiative is set to be completed by the third quarter of 2014.

Metito had earlier sponsored a water purification plant in Shirwal village, near Pune, Maharashtra in 2011. The plant provides safe drinking water for 30,000 people.


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