Drydocks World backs ‘UAE Water Aid’ drive
Dubai, July 6, 2014
Drydocks World and Martime World, the international service provider to the shipping, maritime, offshore, oil, gas and energy sectors, has donated Dh2.5 million ($ 680,444) to ‘The Water Aid Campaign’ in the UAE.
The initiative, launched by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai recently, will help provide clean drinking water for five million people around the world who suffer from shortage of potable water.
Khamis Juma Buamim, chairman of Drydocks World and Maritime World, said: “The campaign amply demonstrates how people and organisations are willing to collaborate and participate in such humanitarian initiatives with their largesse during the holy month of Ramadan.
He emphasised the support of the group which includes Drydocks World, Dubai; Dubai Maritime City, Jadaf, Dubai; Platnuim Yacht Management; and other subsidiaries of DDWMW towards the campaign.
“We are very aware of the importance of effectively contributing to the humanitarian role played by the UAE, as a country which shows its care for the less fortunate under the wise leadership of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE and Ruler of Abu Dhabi and Sheikh Mohammed,” said Buamim.
“Our support for the “UAE Water AID” campaign is an integral part of our CSR initiatives which form part of our business priorities to give back to society & help those less fortunate than us. We hope that all of the community contributes to increase awareness of the humanitarian objectives of this & other similar campaigns,” he added.
The ‘UAE Water Aid’ campaign has been launched in light of the increasing problem of water scarcity in various places around the world during the recent decades, said a statement.
The World Health Organization (WHO) indicated that more than 3.4 million people die each year as a result of water-related diseases making it the leading cause of illness and death.
It is an extension of a series of humanitarian initiatives that the UAE has launched over the past years to improve the living conditions of many people around the world, it added. - TradeArabia News Service