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DEWA hosts delegation from Singapore National Water Agency

HE Saeed Mohamed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), received a delegation from PUB, Singapore’s National Water Agency. The delegation included Maurice Neo, Director of the Industry Development Department; Tan Kok Tian, Deputy Director; and Ong Chee Siong, Senior Manager.

Al Tayer discussed with the delegation ways to promote mutual cooperation in the water sector to support the development projects that DEWA is implementing to further strengthen Dubai’s electricity and water infrastructure. The meeting was held on the sidelines of the opening ceremony of DEWA’s Warsan Complex. The Singaporean delegation commended DEWA’s success in scaling up its Dubai infrastructure according to the highest standards of environmental sustainability.

“DEWA has increased its production capacity to 470 million gallons of desalinated water per day, to meet Dubai’s current and future water demand, and complementing the Emirate’s urban expansion and socio-economic growth,” said Al Tayer.

“DEWA has achieved very competitive results surpassing the private sector, and even leading European and American companies in efficiency and reliability. This is demonstrated by reducing losses of water Network to 10.8% as against 15% in North America, setting another international benchmark, and highlighting our commitment to meet the growth in demand for water and promoting sustainability,” added Al Tayer.

The Singaporean delegation provided an overview of the expansion projects PUB is currently undertaking to meet the growing demand for water. The two sides emphasised the importance of exchanging knowledge and expertise to help rationalise the consumption of water resources

and to promote its sustainability for future generations. The PUB delegation also invited the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), to participate in The Singapore International Water Week 2014, which will be organised from 1 to 5 June 2014.


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