KEF unveils innovative projects in UAE, India
Dubai, April 1, 2014
UAE-based KEF Holdings celebrated the launch of its projects in India & UAE with a gala event at the Dubai World Trade Center.
KEF Holdings operates in six separate verticals: healthcare, infrastructure, agriculture, education, investments, and metals with phase 1 focused on India and phase 2 to include the UAE and other countries.
Speaking at the launch, Faizal Kottikollon, the chairman of KEF Holdings said, “We are passionate about supporting activities that will better the lives of the underprivileged, and these projects are our first important steps that will enable us to create models of social entrepreneurship which can be replicated in any part of the globe.”
During the event, KEF Holdings presented many innovative and notable projects in infrastructure, agriculture and healthcare with internationally renowned partners through an immersive, audio-visual experience.
A key infrastructure project planned in India is its model, integrated organic farm in the south Indian city of Mangalore in Karnataka. The farm, the first of its kind in India, includes high tech processes and techniques such as climate controlled systems such as biospheres to achieve the best crop yields.
These self-sustainable farming methods have minimal impact on the environment for people who live and work in it. KEF Holdings will work to upgrade the livelihoods of 5,000 farmers every year by training them in organic farming, said Kottikollon.
In the field of healthcare, the company announced the opening of a 500 bed high-end, tertiary care hospital in the city of Kozhikode in Kerala in partnership with the PeeKay Group, a leading business group in Kozhikode and Dr Faizal Ali, a renowned Cardiologist.
KEF Healthcare is also working with some of the most eminent physicians and thought leaders in healthcare and medical technology experts from Cleveland Clinic, TAHPI and research departments of renowned universities.
Dr Mohaymen Abdelghany, the VP for Healthcare, KEF Holdings, gave presentations on the projects, while Aladin Niazmand, the managing director of TAHPI highlighted new approaches to address infrastructure challenges such as cost and time.
Dr Wael Barsoum, the head of Surgical Operations and board member of the Cleveland Clinic and also a member of the KEF Healthcare Board presented the KEF model to improve clinical and operational efficiencies.
Prof Dr Peter Fitzgerald, the director of the Center for Cardiovascular Technology at Stanford University, shed light on innovative efforts that are able to lower healthcare technology costs.
Shabana Faizal, the vice chairman of KEF Holdings highlighted the impact these projects will have on social development of communities.-TradeArabia News Service