(MENAFN- Emirates News Agency (WAM))
DUBAI, 15th January, 2022 (WAM) -- In a virtual ceremony, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has recognised 41 of its suppliers for their commitment to its highest standards.
The suppliers were honoured in the Strategic, Principal, and Main supplier categories, along with suppliers who are members of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Establishment for Small and Medium Enterprises (Dubai SME), and suppliers who met DEWA's requirements for including and empowering People of Determination.
In his speech at the awards ceremony, Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, said that DEWA actively recognises its partner suppliers, and their efforts to comply with the terms of supply and providing products and services in accordance with the best global specifications and quality standards set by DEWA. Their efforts play a pivotal role in many of DEWA's successes and achievements, securing its place among leading utilities around the world.
'His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai; once said that, 'The private sector plays a vital role in reinforcing development and helping build prosperous societies.' Public-private partnerships have always been important for the development of Dubai, which has consolidated its position as a successful model that provides a favourable and supportive environment for investments. At DEWA, we work towards this vision, and the directives and follow-up of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council of Dubai, to support businesses within a stimulating environment that provides promising opportunities for everyone. In line with the directives of the wise leadership that launched the 'Projects of the 50' to increase public-private partnerships and provide promising investment opportunities, and in line with the objectives of the 'Fifty Charter' and the 'Eight Principles of Dubai' and other relevant government strategies and plans, we continue to work on enabling the business environment and use all our resources to encourage investment opportunities. We provide all our services on smart digital channels to provide easy access to services and equal opportunities for suppliers according to the highest standards of integrity and transparency. And we want to view the input and feedback of all our partners to meet their requirements and exceed their expectations,' said Al Tayer.
Dr Yousef Al Akraf, Executive Vice President of Business Support and Human Resources at DEWA, noted that DEWA is committed to enhancing communications with its suppliers, and recognise the outstanding ones in recognition to their adherence to DEWA's standards and specifications. As per the comprehensive annual evaluation conducted by DEWA, criteria include compliance with specifications, and adherence to time and quantity.
The suppliers were grateful to DEWA for their awards. They said that DEWA provides many opportunities to suppliers according to the highest standards of integrity and transparency and it regularly communicates with them to check on their needs and fulfil their requirements. They also praised DEWA for providing all its services on smart and digital channels, which saves them time and effort, he concluded.
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