ABU DHABI, August 28th, 2018 (WAM) — Thanks to a donation by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ministry of Economy (MoE), local populations in Albania, Kyrgyzstan and India have gained access to clean and safe drinking water.
Employees at the ministry donated funds to the Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) which were used to implement water projects in these countries.
Abdullah Al Saleh, Under-Secretary at the Ministry for Foreign Trade, said the ERC had dug four wells, two in India, one each in Albania and Kyrgyzstan, to provide clean and safe drinking water to local populations there.
He stated that the humanitarian gesture reflected the active contribution of the ministry’s employees to efforts aimed at promoting the values of charitable work and corporate social responsibility.
The project, he indicated, was launched last year in celebration of the Year of Giving.
He added that helping local populations in these countries to have access to clean water supports the sustainable development goals.
”The initiative underscores the continuation of the legacy of the late Founding Father, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, of digging water wells in as many countries as possible to benefit thousands of people,” he further added. (WAM)