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Al Tayer visits Dubai Sustainable City


(MENAFN- Emirates News Agency (WAM))

DUBAI 26th April 2016 (WAM) -- Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer MD and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority DEWA has visited Dubai Sustainable City to learn about several of the city's projects.

Dubai Sustainable City is the first real estate project in Dubai that focuses on the economic environmental and social aspects of sustainability. The city features a host of initiatives to conserve resources including energy-efficient housing designs and eco-friendly building materials.

"DEWA supports the long-term national Green Economy for Sustainable Development initiative launched by Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum to build a green economy in the UAE. DEWA's vision is to ensure the emirate's continuous growth and at the same time protect its natural resources and shape the future of energy in the region as a whole to achieve sustainable development and promote the welfare of citizens residents and visitors and ensure a sustainable future for generations to come. Dubai Sustainable City enhances Dubai's international position making it a global pioneer for sustainability competitiveness and green economy" said Al Tayer.

Faris Saeed CEO and Co-Founder of Diamond Developers said that they discussed enhancing relations and exchanging best practices and experiences with regard to smart and green cities and the reduction of carbon emissions. Dubai Sustainable City has created a platform from which Dubai's real estate sustainability standards created by Dubai Land Department and Dubai Municipality can be applied.


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