Minister of Infrastructure Development, Dr. Abdullah bin Mohammed Belhaif Al Nuaimi today visited The Sustainable City, region’s first sustainable and integrated project and the first residential project in Dubai that produces clean energy.
The tour to the city included a special preview on the first ever complete model of the Sustainable City which will be showcased at the Future Cities Show 2017 from 2nd to 4th April in Dubai World Trade Centre.
Dr. Al Nuaimi was accompanied by Jamila Al Fandi, General Manager of Sheikh Zayed Housing Programme, Dr. Abdullah Salem Al Katheeri, Director General, Federal Transport Authority – Land and Maritime, Faris Saeed, CEO at Diamond Developers, the Developer of the Sustainable City and a number of top CEO’s of leading companies operating in the field of sustainability along with media representatives.
Al Nuaimi stated that the ministry, being the executive arm of the UAE government, is always keen to explore the future of sustainability, by starting new initiatives that help sustainability and enhance creative ideas in this field. “Ministry is keen to support the UAE strategy especially in terms of ensuring a green economy and green infrastructure while developing the infrastructure projects in the UAE,” he said.
“The ministry is also keen to adopt all the initiatives that help support sustainability and green buildings as it has introduced new initiatives such as launching projects pertaining to charging the electronic cars in the government buildings, and the vehicles rest stops on highways, and the residential complexes. These initiatives are part of the initiatives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and of Sheikh Zayed Housing Programme. Also, the ministry started the electric autos project,” Al Nuaimi added.
The Future Cities Show objectives come in line with the innovative strategies launched in Dubai by Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, such as Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050. The show also contributes to UAE vision 2021 and the UAE national agenda.
“We are honoured to welcome Dr. Abdullah bin Mohammed Belhaif Al Nuaimi and other delegates in the Sustainable City. This project works to achieve our futuristic ambitions that we inspire from by the far-sighted vision of our wise leadership. With great pleasure, we intend to share our educational resources and practical expertise with all those who can contribute in developing the green economyand sustainable development. Since, we look at our successes as part of the UAE’s achievements, it is our goal to see Dubai as one of the most sustainable cities in the world,” added Faris Saeed, CEO of Diamond Developer, the developer of the Sustainable City.
During his tour, Dr. Abdullah Al Nuaimi inspected the complete model of Sustainable City, where he learnt about prominent strategies and innovative ideas that have been implemented and incorporated for the development of the project.