UAE charity spent Dh133.6m on water projects worldwide

UAE charity spent Dh133.6m on water projects worldwide
In the last 12 years, the UAE water aid projects have helped provide drinking water to many disadvantaged areas especially in Africa and Asia. -Supplied photo

Dubai - The latest records show that Dar Al Ber Society has aided 62,294 projects.



By Ahmed Shaaban

Published: Tue 22 Mar 2016, 3:54 PM

 Dar Al Ber Society revealed, a day ahead of the World Water Day, that it has spent Dh133.6 million on diverse irrigation projects worldwide since 2004. The UAE water aid projects over the last 12 years have helped in providing drinking water to many disadvantaged areas and needy people.
The latest records show that Dar Al Ber Society has aided 62,294 projects, which include 56,586 water wells and reservoirs, from 2004 to 2016.Ali Abdullah bin Zayed, Executive Director of Dar Al Ber, said the society will actively participate in the World Water Day that annually falls on March 22.
"Dar Al Ber Society has dug thousands of water wells and reservoirs in many countries to ease the suffering of needy people there, and help them irrigate their lands and breed their animals."
"The wells, which have different depths, are either electrically powered or hand-operated," Bin Zayed added, "The water wells and reservoirs projects undertaken by Dar Al Ber in the last 12 years stood at Dh128 million."
He added that thousands of poor families abroad have benefited from the Society's Water Suqia or Water Aid project. "Up to 5,429 Suqia Water projects, worth Dh5.68million have been carried out worldwide so far."
Dar Al Ber ran 6,850 water projects in Asia, Africa and Europe last year, which included 6,471 water wells and reservoirs, and 379 drinking water aids against Dh23.45 million.
Meanwhile, Dar Al Ber carried out 14,701 Water Suqia projects in the last four years across the UAE.
"These included 1,525 in 2013, 3,176 in 2014, and 240 in 2015, and 976 in 2016."
ahmedshaaban@khaleejtimes.com


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