DSOA donates AED2m to UAE Water Aid Intiative

Tech freezone pledges contribution as Ramadan charity scheme records over AED60m in donations

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DSOA donates AED2m to UAE Water Aid Intiative (ITP Images)
By  Stephen McBride Published  June 30, 2014

Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA), the regulatory body for free zone technology park Dubai Silicon Oasis, today pledged AED2m to the UAE Water Aid Initiative (Suqia).

Launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the campaign aims to provide clean water to 5m people worldwide.

The initiative, launched on the first day of the Holy Month of Ramadan on 29 June, will be implemented through the digging of wells and installation of water pumps and purification equipment.

"Under the guidance of our wise leadership, the UAE is widely regarded as the capital of humanitarian initiatives," said Dr Mohammed Alzarooni, vice chairman and CEO, DSOA "We are, therefore, overjoyed to be part of this important philanthropic initiative under the leadership of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

"Water is a blessing and one of the greatest gifts that we can give. At DSOA, we are grateful to have the resources to support such an ambitious campaign. We are thankful that our contribution will help communities that are in urgent need of our compassion and assistance."

According to recent figures published by the World Health Organisation, more than 3.4m people die each year of water-related diseases. Since its launch on the first day of Ramadan, the Suqia campaign has already achieved record donations totalling AED60.2m, according to DSOA.

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