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DEWA wins nine awards at Ideas America 2016

The utility had won four awards at Ideas America 2015

| | Oct 24, 2016 | 5:49 pm
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Dubai, UAE: Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has announced winning nine awards at the Ideas America international competition, which took place recently in Georgia, United States.

DEWA, the announcement said, won two golden awards in the Best Communication Excellence category and Best Evaluator of the Year category; three silver awards in the Idea of the Year, the Best Program Administrator and Best Executive Leadership category and two bronze awards in the Team Idea of the Year category. The utility also won the Advocate of the Year Award and the Kudos Award for Safety Idea of the Year – Honourable Mention Award, added the announcement.

Expressing his delight on winning the awards, H.E. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, said, “Our winning of 9 awards at the Ideas America international competition is a result of outstanding creative and innovative ideas, in adherence with the directives of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, to integrate innovation as a daily government practice, for a well-established culture, making Dubai government among the most innovative in the world.”

Al Tayer further said that the awards demonstrate DEWA’s position as an international pioneer to shine light on its employees and their outstanding efforts that have made the UAE proud on many international occasions. Al Tayer congratulated the winners, as well as everybody that played a part in achieving these awards.

“DEWA continues its journey of excellence and continuous achievements,” he added. “Not a week passes by without us receiving a new award or success to add to our long list of accomplishments on a local, regional and global scale. One of our most prominent achievements this year was winning the most number of awards at the 9th Dubai Government Excellence Program. We continue to fulfil the vision of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum by not resting on our laurels. DEWA continues to achieve success through its ambitious initiatives, development projects, and ongoing efforts to be at the forefront by adopting the highest international standards, in line with our vision to be a sustainable innovative world-class utility.”

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