Thu 05-10-2017 14:59 PM
DUBAI, 5th October, 2017 (WAM) -- A senior Singaporean delegation, representing the Smart Nation and Digital Government Office, SNDGO, and the Government Technology Agency of Singapore, GovTech, has visited the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park.
The solar park, which is being built by Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, DEWA, is the largest single-site solar park in the world. The total capacity of the solar park will reach 5,000MW by 2030, with total investments of AED50 billion.
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA, stressed the importance of visits such as these, to enhance cooperation with international institutions, and allow DEWA to review its most important programmes, projects and initiatives to promote sustainability and green economy in Dubai. This also promotes the establishment of an infrastructure for electricity and water services in Dubai, in accordance with the highest standards and best global practices.
The delegation was headed by Ng Chee Khern, Permanent Secretary of SNDGO in Singapore, and Jaqueline Poh, Chief Executive of GovTech, Cheong Ming Foong, Consul-General of the Consulate of Singapore in Dubai, and several government officials from the Information and Media Development Authority and the Ministry of Communications in Singapore.
"The launch of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park supports the vision of the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, to promote sustainability and transform Dubai into a global hub for clean energy and green economy, through the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050, so that 7 percent of Dubai’s total power output will come from clean energy by 2020, 25 percent by 2030 and 75 percent by 2050. Upon completion, the solar park will contribute to the reduction of over 6.5 million tonnes of carbon emissions annually, supporting Dubai's objectives to promote sustainable development and a green economy," said Al Tayer.
The delegation received detailed explanations of Dubai's unique experience in developing the renewable and alternative energy sector, preserving natural resources, and finding alternative solutions to traditional energy for sustainable development in the Emirate, and they were also briefed on other initiatives. DEWA launched a series of ambitious programmes, projects, and initiatives, which support the Dubai Plan 2021.