Contractors lauded as DEWA is top-ranked utility in World Bank report

DEWA World BankDubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has achieved 100 per cent in Getting Electricity indicators as per the World Bank’s Doing Business 2020 report

The report measures the ease of doing business in 190 economies around the world. DEWA achieved 100 per cent in all of the Getting Electricity indicators, including procedures, time, cost and reliability of supply and transparency of tariff.

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, managing director and CEO of DEWA, has awarded DEWA’s contractors and consultants for their efforts that helped the utility achieve outstanding global achievements.

Commending DEWA’s partner consultants and contractors for their role, Al Tayer said, “The public-private partnership has always been an important pillar for the development of Dubai, which has consolidated its position as a distinguished model that provides a favourable and supportive environment for investments.”

Al Tayer noted that DEWA has reduced the time to complete the process for new connections of up to 150kW for commercial and industrial customers from seven to five days and in one step. DEWA continues to waive deposits and new connection charges for connections of up to 150kW.

“I look forward to continued partnerships and flourishing long-term cooperation that benefits all parties and achieve the happiness of all stakeholders, to make this year, ‘2020: Towards the Next 50,’ the starting point for the UAE towards more progress, growth and prosperity, guided by the vision and directives of our wise leadership that accepts nothing short of the first place in everything,” added Al Tayer.

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