Dubai / WAM
More than 13.6 million people have benefitted from UAE Water Foundation (Suqia) projects in 37 countries by the end of 2021, Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Suqia UAE, stated ahead of the World Humanitarian Day 2022.
Al Tayer stated, “At the UAE Water Foundation (Suqia), under the umbrella of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, we strive to achieve the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to develop and expand the legacy of the Founding Fathers and the noble values instilled by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, to extend a helping hand to everyone in need and achieve the common good of humankind.
“We are working to consolidate the UAE’s position among the most generous countries around the world. This is through the implementation of development projects and providing potable water to communities suffering from water scarcity and pollution, in cooperation with the concerned organisations locally and globally, and our strategic partners Emirates Red Crescent, Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Humanitarian and Charity Establishment, Dar Al Ber Society and Dubai Cares.
“More than 13.6 million beneficiaries have benefited from our projects in 37 countries by the end of 2021. Suqia also supervises the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Water Award, launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, with total prize money of $1 million. The third cycle of the award aims to encourage research institutions, individuals and innovators from all over the world to find new and innovative technologies for the production, distribution, storage, control, purification and desalination of water using renewable energy. Through the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Water Award and its development projects, Suqia contributes to creating positive and sustainable change and clean water for millions of people around the world,” he added.