DEWA, Dubai Municipality unite to enhance cooperation in geolocation maps

By Ashika Rajan, Trainee Reporter
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UAE’s state-owned utility service provider Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Dubai Municipality to strengthen cooperation on establishing a geolocation infrastructure project in the emirate as part of the Geo Dubai initiative.

The MoU, which was signed by Mr. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD, and CEO of DEWA, and Mr. Dawood Al Hajri, Director-General of Dubai Municipality, calls for the exchange of information and data to create a detailed, up-to-date, and unified geolocation map for Dubai. It includes all parties planning, designing, and overseeing future development projects.

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer

“The cooperation between government entities in Dubai is especially important as this is the ‘Year of the Fiftieth,’ when we collaborate with our partners to ensure Dubai’s readiness and enhance its competitiveness and leadership. We also aim to put Dubai at the forefront of cities that anticipate and shape the future, and embark on further progress, prosperity, and growth to make the UAE the world’s leading nation by its Centennial in 2071.”

“Our cooperation with Dubai Municipality and its Geographical Information System (GIS) Centre aims to develop a comprehensive and sustainable geolocation infrastructure that enhances smart and innovative services for customers according to the highest international standards to support the decision-making process. This aligns with the Smart Dubai initiative to make Emirate the city of the future and transform the Government of Dubai into a fully digital government,” Mr. Al Tayer added.

Mr. Al Hajri concluded by stating that “this memorandum promotes the values of cooperation, integration and sharing among the various government entities in the Emirate to achieve its goals, and reflects positively on the comprehensive development of Dubai in various fields, especially geospatial infrastructure and geographical maps. The Geo Dubai initiative, launched by the GIS Centre in Dubai Municipality, has strengthened Dubai’s global leadership and position, which embodies the vision of wise leadership towards adopting all means that contribute to planning and designing a better future for future generations.”

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