DEWA signs a Memorandum of Understanding with Dubai Courts

Dubai, 27 June 2010 – Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) signed a memorandum of understanding with Dubai Courts in line with Dubai Government’s vision to establish the city as a premier knowledge, finance, economy, and tourism hub. The MOU aims to disseminate the environmental awareness and the culture of conservation in the electricity and water consumption between the two concerned parties The agreement was signed at Dubai Courts headquarters by Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer MD ‘&’ CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) and Dr. Ahmed Saeed bin Hazeem, Director-General of Dubai Courts, in the presence of a number of senior officials from both sides.
HE Al Tayer said that the signing of the agreement is in line with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, to improve the performance of government departments and institutions by simplifying procedures and laws that contribute in raising public services performance levels.
“The MOU will concentrate the efforts on raising environmental awareness and the culture of conservation in the electricity and water consumption among Dubai Courts’ staff and its customers, and support their innovative and creative exchange of knowledge, experience and studies related to environmental activities and the conservation of natural resources by means of lectures, seminars, distribution of brochures , publications and testing the consumption of electricity and water technically,” he noted.
“DEWA has implemented several energy conservation programs with different categories of clients during 2009 and we achieved good results in reducing the electricity consumption by more than 201 million kWh, in addition to one billion and 38 million gallons of water, with a total amount of AED 97 million. We expect, after this MOU goes into effect, remarkable energy savings at Dubai Courts’ in a way that serves our common aspirations,” Al Tayer added.
“The MOU will promote the cooperation with the Dubai Courts and the joint efforts to improve the performance of operations at its facilities to achieve the greatest possible savings in the consumption of electricity and water as well as implementing an integrated system of communication between the parties,” he concluded.
Dubai Courts, from her end will follow-up action to achieve the greatest possible savings in the consumption of electricity and water, and wasted water resulting from the misuse of water resources, as well as the dissemination of legal knowledge among DEWA’s employees by all available means which include the activation of an electronic link to exchange information and knowledge in order to streamline procedures comprising the legal principles approved by the Dubai’s Court of Cassation and family counseling.
In his turn, Dr. Ahmed Saeed bin Hazeem, Director-General of Dubai Courts hailed the significant role played by the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority in disseminating the conservation culture among the community members.
“The MOU reflects DEWA’s responsibility and confirms in return Dubai Courts engagement with its community members while educating them on legal matters to facilitate their work,” he pointed out.
“In line with the clauses of the MOU Dubai Courts will organize of a series of educational sessions in various legal fields that take into account the needs of the staff in order to familiarize them with the legal issues. In addition we will hold meetings on a regular basis with representatives from DEWA to raise awareness on the legal subjects” he added.
Dubai Courts’ Director General stressed on the common goals and objectives of both parties which need concerted efforts.
“We need to join forces in order to realize Dubai’s Government vision to establish the city as a regional center of money, business , tourism and knowledge in and ensure customers’ satisfaction This MOU will also strengthen the principle of community partnership to achieve our common strategic objectives” he added.
Bin Hazeem thanked DEWA for its cooperation throughout this MOU by raising the conservation and environmental awareness among Dubai Courts’ employees in various ways.
“We consider that a common responsibility that every community member should abide by it to achieve a conservation in expenditure and consumption, thus ensuring resources conservation in the UAE and contributing in the reduction of the excessive wastage and striking an environmental balance,” he concluded.