The Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Humanitarian and Charity Establishment received the representative member his Excellency Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer CEO of Dubai Electricity & Water Authority and UAE Water Aid’s Board of Trustees Head who visited the Establishment accompanied by Mr. Mohammed Abdel Kareem Al Shamsi the Acting Executive Director of the Establishment with the aim to unify efforts and organize coordination between charities.
The reception of his Excellency Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer was attended by Saleh Zaher, Director of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Humanitarian and Charity Establishment, and his Excellency Emir of Dubai’s Advisor for Cultural and Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Chairman of the Establishment’s Board of Trustees Ibrahim Mohammed Bu Melha who served as host. Bu Melha said that the visit came under the directives of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE’s Vice President, the Prime Minister, and the Emir of Dubai, who sponsored the Establishment. Those directives called for teamwork in all fields including humanitarian and charitable fields that are considered to be one of the most important means of serving humanity and and highly rewarded by Allah.
The visit’s aims were getting to know each other and exchanging expertise on the systems followed in the UAE’s charities for delivering aid to their beneficiaries. During the visit, the Establishment’s experience in charity and humanitarian fields were reviewed, particularly in the field of well drilling and water provision, as well as the mechanism followed by the Establishment to achieve this. The current and previous charity work by the Establishment in different states were also presented during the visit.
His Excellency Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer commended the efforts of MBR inside and outside the UAE and praised the nice reception. He indicated that UAE Water Aid initiated communications with MBR as it has long history of charity and humanitarian work. The purpose was to learn about the projects done so far by the Establishment in the field of drinking water provision and well drilling. He added that this meeting takes place within the context of UAE Water Aid communications with UAE’s charities and because the Establishment seeks to expand cooperation and exchange expertise with relevant local and foreign entities; aiming at serving mankind, achieving joint goals, and harnessing the available potentil of all team members working on aid and support provision in the field of providing clean water for the needy in allied and sister states.
His Excellency Saeed Al Tayer pointed out that UAE Water Aid aims to provide drinking water for the needy and inflicted around the world, guaranteeing them the basics for a decent life, contributing to finding permanent conclusive solutions to water scarcity problems around the world using modern technological methods and solar powered water desalination, and reaching innovative technological solutions for communities suffering from drinking water scarcity and pollution.
During the visit, there was an agreement to sign a memorandum of understanding and cooperation in this field between the two Establishments. This will develop cooperation and partnership frameworks based on their desire to integrate their activities; particularly to harness the expertise of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Humanitarian and Charity Establishment in humanitarian work in general and well drilling in different states in particular. Add to this implementing joint projects between the two Establishments. Working groups will initiate work as soon as possibe according to the agreed methods of serving the needy and inflicted.