Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has launched an awareness campaign during Ramadan to promote rational electricity consumption under the slogan, “This Ramadan, let your good deeds outweigh your consumption.”This is part of DEWA’s strategy to strengthen awareness among residents in Dubai on rational electricity and water consumption, conserving natural resources, and protecting the environment.
The campaign will include several awareness lectures targeting the staff of government departments of Dubai, along with awareness programmes in mosques, and at Aswaaq and Union Coopsupermarkets.
DEWA has participated, in cooperation with the Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, on a Ramadan tentforworkers who reside in the Sonapur-Muhaisnah area.
“The launch of the awareness campaign is in line with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, to achieve the sustainable development ofthe Emirate. The campaign is part of our strategy to rationalise the consumption of electricity and water and use them effectively, complementing our goal to become a world-class sustainable utility. We spare no effort in preserving our valuable natural resources and protecting our environmenttoensure a sustainable future for generations to come,” said HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA.
“The campaign reflects DEWA’s commitment to supporting the sustainable development efforts of Dubai and raising awareness on the rational useof energy resources. We are keen to work with government and private organisations in these fields, especially during Ramadan,as prudentconsumption is reflected in the teachings of our religion, which forbids all forms of waste,” said Khawla Al Mehairi, Vice President of Corporate and Marketing Communications at DEWA.
Al Mehairi pointed out that rational use of electricity and water should not be limited only to Ramadan, but should be extended as a lifestyle approach by individuals throughout the year.