Dubai: The Ministry of Community Development (MOCD) has implemented the first phase of the ‘Masaai Al Khair’ initiative that seeks to provide home maintenance and renovation support for social security beneficiaries and low-income families in Dubai.
The ministry partnered with Dubai Holding and Dubai Municipality to complete the project, which costs Dh10 million, covering residences in Dubai’s Jumeirah, Hatta and Oud Al Mutaina areas.
“We are pleased to collaborate with such entities to launch initiatives of this magnitude that serve to promote family stability among the nation’s low-income population. In line with our ongoing corporate social responsibility mandate, Dubai Holding has allocated Dh10 million to finance the renovation and maintenance of homes in several parts of Dubai,” said Khalid Al Malik, chief real estate officer at Dubai Holding.
Meanwhile, Nasser Esmail, assistant undersecretary of Social Welfare at the ministry, said initiatives like Masaai Al Khair promote greater community integration and facilitate partnerships between the UAE’s public and private sector entities.
“Housing is one of the primary needs of the country’s low-income families who are beneficiaries of the social security system,” he added.
Just the same, Jabir Ahmad Al Ali, director of General Maintenance Department at Dubai Municipality, said the department has set up a team of 10 engineers with various competencies to evaluate the condition of several low-cost residences that are in urgent need of refurbishment. Work on implementing their repair and maintenance is already under way.