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Minster of Energy Visits DEWA

Posted Thu 13 Jun 2013 03:34:07 pm in News, Environment & Energy | By Dubib.com News Desk

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Dubai, UAE – 13th June, 2013: HE Suhail Al Mazroui, Minister of Energy, and HE Matar Al Niyadi, Undersecretary at the energy ministry, have visited Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) and were received by HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Vice Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy and MD and CEO of DEWA, and HE Ahmed Butti Al Muhairbi, Secretary General of the Supreme Council, and EVPs and other senior officials from DEWA.

At the outset, Al Tayer welcomed the guests by referring to the directives of the visionary leadership of HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, and HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. Al Tayer also reflected on the efforts made by the UAE’s leaders to achieve the UAE Vision 2021, to promote the UAE’s position on both a regional and international level, and to transform it into one of the best countries of the world by 2021.

Afterwards, the minister emphasised that everyone has the team spirit so that the UAE will attain the highest global ranking. Also, the minister shed light on the pioneering achievements made by the UAE, especially the m-Government Initiative, which provides government services on mobile phones to give easy access to customers everywhere.

“In line with the leadership’s vision and approach to enhance energy efficiency and promote the global standing of the UAE, the Ministry of Energy adopts an integrated and unified federal strategy and cooperates with all UAE organisations. It is important for national and federal organisations to collaborate and launch new outreach initiatives to raise awareness of all segments of society on the importance of conservation. It is also necessary also to highlight the importance of saving energy, diversify energy sources and activate the role of all UAE nationals and residents to support these initiatives, as well as combining efforts with the Ministry of Education and all its relevant departments to instill and promote a culture of conservation among all segments of society,” said Al Mazroui.

The Minister of Energy highlighted continuous efforts to host EXPO 2020 and the need to combine efforts to increase the UAEschances to win this global high-profile eventAl Mazroui also praised Dubai Electricity and Water Authority as successful example to follow, as it provides world-class services of electricity and water.

Al Tayer illustrated the responsibilities of the Supreme Council, chaired by HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum. The Vice Chairman of the Supreme Council reviewed the initiatives for energy efficiency and management. He also reviewed the roadmap that shows the progress of the Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy 2030, and reduction in demand for energy by implementing best global practices in the field of resource conservation and promoting the best practices and initiatives launched by the Supreme Council. All these efforts are meant to achieve sustainable development and disseminate awareness among all segments of society on the best use of energy and its importance to develop communities. Al Tayer also shed light on the role of the Supreme Council to develop the workplace through important initiaitves to ensure uninterrupted supplies of energy, water and fuel.

During the visit, there was a presentation on DEWA and its vision to become a sustainable world-class utility and its strategy to focus on enhancing creative initiatives, successful investments and development projects. The presentation also shed light on the the most important awards that DEWA received and how this helped the UAE to attain the seventh global place in terms of easy access to electricity, according to World Bank’s Doing Business Report 2013.

At the end of the visit, Al Tayer thanked the Minister of Energy and the Undersecretary for the visit and stressed the necessity for combining all efforts to achieve the vision of the UAE’s Leadership to promote sustainable development and realise the UAE Vision 2021 to make the UAE one of the best countries of the worl



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