Saudi BinLadin makes AED3mn donation

Construction giant helps fund AMAF Family Village project

Bakr BinLaden, chairman Saudi BinLadin Group.
Bakr BinLaden, chairman Saudi BinLadin Group.

The Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation, AMAF, has received a $816,782 (AED3mn) donation from the Saudi Binladen Group to cover the cost of constructing and equipping a complete villa in its Family Village project.

The project is the first waqf (endowment) village in Dubai and one of AMAF’s pioneering initiatives that support the human development strategy of the Dubai Government.

Abu Bakr Salem Al Hamed, board member and executive director general at the Saudi Binladen Group, said: "We applaud the Family Village project for its humane and progressive goals and are honored to support its mandate of welcoming orphans and providing them with a proper home that offers optimum healthcare and education. Our donations to the waqf projects come as part of our commitment to supporting human and sustainable development in countries that implement development projects."

Tayeb Al Rais, Secretary-General of AMAF, added: "The Saudi Binladen Group has a long history of building iconic projects and developing human capabilities. We highly appreciate this generous donation that symbolises the excellent relations between GCC countries. We hope that such exemplary efforts will send the right message to national and regional companies within the UAE to support and help develop charitable initiatives for the benefit of the underprivileged."

The launch of the Family Village project in 2012. It improves minors’ living conditions and takes care of their education and health. 

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