Dubai: A new initiative called ‘Masaai Al Khair’ will provide home maintenance and renovation support to social security beneficiaries and low-income families in Dubai to the tune of Dh10 million, it was announced on Saturday.
In line with the Year of Zayed and in celebration of Zayed Humanitarian Work Day, the Ministry of Community Development, in collaboration with Dubai Holding, announced the launch. Dubai Municipality will take on the evaluation of the residential units and technical execution of the project.
The launch of Masaai Al Khair marks Zayed Humanitarian Work Day, held annually on the 19th day of the Ramadan (June 4 this year), under the slogan ‘Love and Loyalty for the Generous Zayed’.
Under the agreement, the ministry will identify social security beneficiaries and low-income families in Dubai. Each case will undergo a technical assessment, followed by refurbishment works by Dubai Municipality.
Hessa Bint Eisa Bu Humaid, Minister of Community Development, said: “Masaai Al Khair is a prime example of a public-private partnership that promotes social responsibility and solidarity as core values in the UAE society, strengthens cohesive communities, and motivates citizens and residents to actively contribute to the country’s development.”
Abdullah Al Habbai, chairman of Dubai Holding, said: “This partnership reflects our commitment to the Year of Zayed, and we are honoured to collaborate with the Ministry of Community Development to launch this important initiative.”
Dawood Abdul Rahman Al Hajiri, director-general of Dubai Municipality, said: “This initiative is a live example of the vital role played by private-public partnerships in building a sustainable future for our nation. Dubai Municipality continues to strive to be at the forefront of organisations contributing to strengthening human ties across all social strata of the UAE.”
Home maintenance work will be undertaken in the following areas: Al Bada, Abu Hail, Al Jafilia, Al Hamriya, Al Rashidiya, Al Barsha 2, Al Safa, Al Twar, Al Ghusais, Al Satwa, Jumeirah, Al Quoz, Muhaisnah, Al Mizhar, Al Manara, Al Nahda, Al Waheda, Al Warqa’a, Al Wasl, Hatta, Oud Al Mutaina and Nad Al Hammar.