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No electricity fees for Emirati condolence tents

In support of the UAE’s Year of Giving strategy, DEWA will not be charging Emirati condolence tents with electricity connection fees and will be providing them with a water tank for each day of the mourning period

HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA.
HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA.

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) will not be imposing electricity connection charges on Emirati condolence tents, as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and in support of the UAE’s Year of Giving strategy.

DEWA will be providing the tents with one water tank for each day of the three-day mourning period as well – a move that HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA, said will also be in support of the strategy launched by HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE.

Al Tayer explained that both initiatives will also be carried out in response to the directives of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to implement programmes that will benefit the future of the UAE society and to help the coming generations positively serve the country.

According to a Dubai Media Office report, DEWA’s Higher Committee of the Year of Giving has approved 12 main programmes designed to provide 27 social and humanitarian schemes, covering three themes, which are to encourage collaboration with the private sector in social work; develop the spirit of volunteerism among DEWA staff; and promote the values of giving through sustainable social initiatives.

The report added that DEWA’s CSR efforts have contributed to an increase in community satisfaction and happiness levels, from 82% in 2013 to 89% in 2016.

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