Sun 07-01-2018 19:30 PM

Dubai Municipality launches 20 initiatives for Year of Zayed 2018

DUBAI, 7th January, 2018 (WAM) -- The Dubai Municipality has announced the launch of 20 initiatives to support the Year of Zayed 2018, which was declared by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director-General of the Dubai Municipality, stated that to highlight its care in implementing His Highness’ directives, the Municipality is launching these major initiatives, as it believes that these directives are devoted to the concept of philanthropy and humanitarian work.

"Since the era of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the country's march towards progress has been based on a well-established approach and a wise vision in extending humanitarian interactions with all groups and segments, at various levels and in different regions. The Dubai Municipality has been, and is continuing to be, proactive in this area, and has launched many related initiatives, to apply the wise guidance ingrained in the UAE’s government and people," he said.

Lootah added that the Municipality has worked in light of the directives of the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum , to involve all members of society, including all ages, groups, nationalities and religions, in achieving the local, regional and international vision of the late Sheikh Zayed.

"The late Sheikh Zayed has taught us that good deeds have no limits. This great man will always remain a symbol of humanitarian action at Arab and international levels, due to his initiatives in the service of humanity and the aid he has provided to many. The UAE has become a global model to be followed in humanitarian and development work, and has established its image abroad as a title for humanitarian donations," he said.

Lootah also pointed out that Sheikh Zayed had a heart for giving to all, and had tolerant ideas that were spread around the world, and his hands at times stretched in silence to establish a relief project, or to wipe the tears of someone, or to feed the hungry at other times, until the UAE became an umbrella protecting those experiencing troubles and crises in their lives.

"Not only did the leader carry out what he was doing, but he insisted that the charitable approach was the state's approach. He always directed everyone to do good wherever he found an opportunity, and to always work to make the UAE a leader in helping those in need around the world," he added.

Lootah stressed that the Municipality has approved several initiatives related to the Year of Zayed to suit its goals, which are aimed at various segments of society, while serving the year’s objectives, such as the Pictures Exhibition of Zayed during the seventies and eighties, which will be exclusive, as its contents will be exhibited for the first time.

[Image credit: Dubai Municipality]

 

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