Dubai infrastructure scores high in global reports

November 27, 2013 12:44 pm

DEWA comes first in the Mena region for availability and growth of electricity and water networks, reveals World Bank study

The UAE has been ranked first for the quality of infrastructure in the city, according to the Global Competitiveness Report 2013 to 2014. Dubai came first in the region for the second time in a study conducted by Mercer Consultants, because of its state-of-the-art infrastructure topped by electricity grids and water networks.

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), representing the UAE, was ranked fourth at the global level and first in the Mena region in ease of getting electricity, reveals the Doing Business Report 2014 by World Bank.

“These achievements are in line with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. DEWA contributes effectively in supporting Dubai’s Expo 2020 bid by implementing The Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy 2030, as well as its own strategic plan,” says His Excellency Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, managing director and CEO of DEWA.

“As part of DEWA’s continuous efforts to achieve the vision of our wise leadership, which is to promote Dubai’s leading position in the region and at a global level, and strengthen its role as a global hub for economy, finance and tourism, and its vision as ‘A Sustainable World-Class Utility’, DEWA has a surplus of electricity and water production capacity at present. This capacity is being enhanced in accordance with the public demand, relevant transmission and distribution grids,” His Excellency adds.

His Excellency comments that DEWA would provide electricity and water services to the Expo 2020, in addition to the expected growth and requirements of developers in Dubai.

“We spare no efforts to achieve Dubai’s goals of development and support preparations for hosting the Expo 2020. We will develop some strategic plans to support preparations for hosting this high-profile event and to achieve the theme of the bid – ‘Connecting Minds, Creating The Future’ to promote sustainability, creativity and innovation of all participants of this global event,” His Excellency concludes.