Wednesday 25, May 2016

Dubai – MENA Herald: Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has recognised its partners’ efforts and roles in the success of recent achievements, at its annual ceremony to appreciate its partners. HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO, DEWA honoured partners from a wide range of local and private organisations and media agencies at the Grand Hyatt hotel in Dubai.
The appreciation ceremony was organised to strengthen existing ties and cooperation with DEWA’s partners, provide services to partners and customers at the highest levels of excellence, and support its efforts to contribute to the successful implementation of Dubai’s Strategic Plan.
Al Tayer welcomed and honoured CEOs and senior management from different public and private bodies. Present at the event were HE Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director General of Dubai Municipality, HE Abdulla Al Shaibani, Secretary General of the Executive Council of Dubai, HE Ahmed Sari Al Al Mazrouei, Assistant Undersecretary of Support Services at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, HE Major General Mohammed Ahmed Al Marri, Director General of the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai, HE Abdul Rahman Al Saleh, Director General of Dubai’s Department of Finance, HE Dr. Hamad bin Al Sheikh Ahmed Al Shaibani, Director General of the Department of Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities in Dubai, HE Ahmed Butti Al Muhairbi, Secretary General of the Dubai Supreme Council Energy, HE Ahmad Saeed bin Meshar, Secretary General of Dubai’s Supreme Legislation Committee, HE Khalifa bin Dray, Executive Director of Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services and Frode Mauring, United Nations Resident Representative in the UAE (covering Qatar and Oman).
During the event, DEWA presented its strategies, plans and development projects to enhance Dubai’s position as a global hub for trade, finance, and tourism. This was followed by a video featuring DEWA’s achievements in management, operations, and service. The video highlighted the role of DEWA’s partners in supporting its journey towards success and being one of the best utilities in the world.
“Through this annual meeting we develop our cooperation and bond with strategic partners, while adhering to the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, which highlights the importance of collaboration between the public and private sectors to make major leaps forward in our efforts to achieve the UAE Vision 2021 and the Dubai Plan 2021. Our shared goal is to provide the best government services with world-class standards to achieve the happiness of our customers, stakeholders, and the community. We are eternally grateful that our journey can continue thanks to your efforts as major supporters for our success as a public utility. We take inspiration from the wise words of His Highness Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum who said that, “One main reason behind the success of our Union is the one team spirit, found in every citizen. The way forward is to strengthen this spirit. We are one nation, with one constitution, one flag, one army, and one President, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed. Everyone, everywhere, must work hard as one team, one spirit… with one vision… and unified efforts… that is the true Spirit of Union,”” said Al Tayer
“DEWA has adopted the use of the Strategic Dimension concept, to achieve our vision of becoming a sustainable innovative world-class utility. Based on this concept, we have included our strategic goals among those we want to achieve in addition to the four perspectives of the Balanced Scorecard, being the triple bottom line, that covers the economic, environmental and social dimensions of sustainability, stakeholders including our partners, our internal operations, and our support, learning and growth,” added Al Tayer.
“We depend on establishing a series of partnerships and cooperative programmes for added-value for all our stakeholders, in line with our mission to ensure the happiness of all our customers. We strive to build strong relationships and strategic partnerships with different local, regional and international public and private organisations. We focus on exchanging information and practices, as part of our belief in the importance of partnerships, achieving success, government excellence, and advancing the ongoing development of business. We always look forward to building and enhancing strong and long-term relations with our partners to achieve prosperity in their work as well as our own, and further enhance Dubai’s contribution to sustainable development locally, regionally and internationally, as we provide electricity and water services at the highest levels of accountability, safety and environmental responsibility.”
“I look forward to continuing partnerships with you all and working together towards prosperity for the good of our country, enhancing its competiveness with other nations, and achieving happiness for everyone who lives in the UAE,” concluded Al Tayer.
Towards the end of the ceremony, Al Tayer commended DEWA’s strategic partners from different government, federal, and local organisations, and other media agencies. He thanked the major contributions these organisations make, achieving strategic goals and efforts to push the development of sustainability in Dubai, and the UAE as a whole.
DEWA’s strategic partners include Dubai Municipality, The Road and Transport Authority (RTA), Dubai Police, Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, the Ministry of Energy, the Ministry of Environment and Water, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Dubai Nuclear Energy Committee, General Civil Defence Directorate, Dubai Media Incorporated, Dubai Land Department, UAE University, RWE, Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence, Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority, TECOM Investments, IRENA, Microsoft, Dubai Courts and others.
DEWA’s main partners include the Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR), the Mohammed Bin Rashid Housing Establishment, The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Korea Electric Power Corporation, The General Headquarters (GHQ) of the UAE Armed Forces, Emirates Association For the Talented, Institute of Risk Management, ABB, Al-Futtaim Carillion, IBM, United States Department of Energy, SENER, the University of Sharjah, Dubai Health Authority, Emirates Authority for Standardisation & Metrology, Dubai Education Zone, Dubai Women Establishment, Etisalat-UAE, Samsung, Cisco, the British Safety Council, the Business and Technology Education Council UK (BTEC), and others.