Reinforcing its commitment to safeguard the environment, the Ras Al Khaimah Free Trade Zone (RAK FTZ) – one of the fastest-growing and most cost-effective free trade zones in the UAE – today organised the UAE Clean Up Campaign 2011 in Ras Al Khaimah in association with Emirates Environmental Group (EEG) as part of RAK FTZ’s activities during the 40th UAE National Day celebration.
A total of 1,100 kilograms of waste were collected within four hours as part of the Clean Up Campaign, held for the fifth consecutive year. The UAE Clean Up drive commenced from the Coast Guard Post, and covered the entire stretch of the Old Corniche Area behind the Oasis Center.
More than 800 people and 30 companies joined hands for the Clean Up campaign, including employees and clients of RAK FTZ, as well as RAK government establishments such as Public Works Department, RAK Chamber of Commerce and Industry, RAK Medical Zone, RAK Education Zone, local schools, and hotels such as Hilton, DoubleTree, The Cove Rotana, and Al Hamra Fort Hotel, among others.
In comments on the success of the UAE Clean Up Campaign, Mr Oussama El Omari, CEO of RAK FTZ, said: “RAK FTZ is committed to the cause of a sustainable tomorrow and our efforts are aimed at changing attitudes and behaviour for a cleaner environment. The UAE Clean Up Campaign emphasise our commitment to the same and reaffirms the important role of people and society in keeping the environment clean and free from diseases.”
He added: “We are thankful to all our clients at the free zone, RAK government and municipality officials, RAK Police and our colleagues at RAK FTZ for making this possible.”
RAK FTZ has always gone the extra mile towards ensuring a sustainable future. The Clean Up Campaign is part of RAK FTZ’s efforts to reinforce the importance of safeguarding the environment among the entire RAK community, and encouraging them to recycle, reuse and reduce waste. The UAE Clean Up Campaign organised by EEG will culminate on 12 December 2011 in other emirates.