DEWA highlights efforts to make Dubai happiest city on earth at Government Summit 2015

DUBAI, 11th February, 2015 (WAM) — Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) participated in a plenary session entitled UAE Smart Cities Outlook, at the Government Summit 2015.

Al Tayer highlighted DEWA’s efforts to achieve the Smart Dubai initiative, launched by Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, to make Dubai the happiest city on earth, which provides the most efficient and seamless experience and is the safest place for residents and visitors.

Falah Al Ahbabi, Director General of Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council, and Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director General of Dubai Municipality, also participated in the plenary session.

Explaining about smart services, Al Tayer said,”His Highness Sheikh Mohammed launched the Smart Dubai initiative to make Dubai the happiest city on earth. Technological creativity and innovation is a key enabler that ensures a stimulating and creative environment for the optimal use of available resources in smart cities. It creates a social communications system, and an efficient and an easy-to-use infrastructure for services, such as transportation, communications, electricity, water, and educational services.” “The UAE has all the elements to reach top positions globally. It has become a global leading hub in sustainability, competitiveness, and green economy to achieve the UAE Vision 2021, and the long-term Green Economy for Sustainable Development initiative, launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed, to develop a green economy for the UAE. Our objective in the transition to become the smartest city in the world is clear: it is to achieve the happiness of society and provide instant and seamless smart services anytime, anywhere. Our experience in implementing the smart grid strategy is unique because it is fully-integrated, when compared with the rest of the world,” he added.