Monday 26, October 2015

Dubai – MENA Herald: Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has honoured the best idea submitted through the Mohammed bin Rashid Smart Majlis. The Smart Majlis, launched by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, is the largest smart and integrated platform in Dubai connecting 30 organisations to receive ideas and comments from the public round the clock and conduct smart brainstorming sessions under the direct supervision of His Highness.

HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA has honoured Khaled Khattab, from the Kingdom of Bahrain, who sent the Smart Portfolio idea. This is an online account in the building’s name where a minimum amount of AED250 is deposited. The monthly bill is directly debited from the account by DEWA. The landlord can top-up the account through various channels that are easily accessible, including kiosks across different areas and shopping malls.

“His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has established new rules for communications and creativity by launching the Majlis, which is one of the rooted traditions in our National culture, where people meet to exchange ideas and find solutions. The Mohammed bin Rashid Smart Majlis initiative supports the vision of His Highness to promote communications with citizens, residents, and visitors through a smart platform that gives everybody the chance to provide positive ideas and remarks to improve government services to the highest standards,” said Al Tayer.

Al Tayer is personally following up on the idea. He gave his instructions to start implementing it at once and honour the person who sent it.  Khattab was invited to come to Dubai from Bahrain where he was honoured. The honouring ceremony was attended by Waleed Salman, Executive Vice President of Strategy & Business Development, Abdullah Al Hajri, Executive Vice President of Customer Service, Khawla Al Mehairi, Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Communications, and Ammar Matar Al Mazrouei, Senior Manager of Creativity and Innovation at DEWA.