Coinciding with Zayed Humanitarian Day, the Ministry of Community Development (MOCD) and Dubai Holding have completed major residential renovation worth AED10 million ($2.72 million) that has been implemented across a number of areas in Dubai.
The Masaai Al Khair initiative is aimed at supporting the maintenance and renovation of houses of social security beneficiaries and low-income families, especially elderly citizens and people of determination.
It focuses on enhancing community responsibility towards different members of the society while bringing together government authorities and the private sector to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in support of social security beneficiaries.
As part of the programme, around 38 homes have been fully renovated across Hatta and several other areas in Dubai. These homes have undergone different types of internal and external maintenance works.
Dubai Holding is responsible for the AED10 million financing of the project after Dubai Municipality carries out the necessary engineering and technical evaluation of each house to begin maintenance and required extensions.
Nasser Ismail, Assistant Undersecretary of Social Welfare at the MOCD, emphasized on the importance of such initiatives that emanate from a sense of social responsibility and enhance the collaboration between government authorities, the private sector, and other various related entities.
He also highlighted that ‘Masaai Al Khair’ initiative achieves great social impact by providing the appropriate environment for those community members in need of support.
Khalid Al Malik, the Managing Director of Dubai Holding, said: "The ‘Masaai Al Khair’ initiative serves as a leading example of the success of public-private partnerships focused on promoting social responsibility in the community and highlighting the significant contribution collaboration can deliver towards helping build a sustainable future for our nation."
"At Dubai Holding, we are committed to supporting and leading initiatives aimed at enriching the lives of community members, and we take pride in playing a role in fostering happiness and well-being in Dubai and beyond For the Good of Tomorrow," he added.-TradeArabia News Service