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ACWA Power supports Saudi Arabia in combating COVID-19 pandemic

Mohammad bin Abdullah Abunayyan is the chairman of ACWA Power. (Image source: ACWA Power)

In response to the preventive measures taken by Saudi leadership and official local authorities to contain the COVID-19 impact, ACWA Power has pledged a contribution of around US$13.29mn to support national health endeavours and efforts

Mohammad Abunayyan, ACWA Power chairman, said, ?Since the emergence of the COVID-19 outbreak, our Saudi leadership has made extraordinary efforts to ensure the health and safety of our country, citizens and residents are safeguarded. The preventative measures and prompt action taken by the kingdom to combat the consequences of the pandemic embody a commendable response.?

Aligning with the Saudi Ministry of Health to support its efforts in addressing the repercussions of this global health crisis, ACWA Power has submitted a proposal to develop and construct a mobile hospital that is equipped with the necessary medical tools and equipment.

?We are cooperating closely with all local authorities in the kingdom to support their tireless efforts in containing the spread and impact of this pandemic, and have hence volunteered deploying ACWA Power?s human and technical expertise towards the quick establishment of suitable facilities that require the highest standards of security and safety,? Abunayyan added.

?Additionally, we are committed to implementing all preventive and precautionary measures to safeguard the health and safety of our people, while continuing our mission of providing vital water and power services. We are maintaining an efficient operation of all our plants in Saudi Arabia, and internationally, with the highest standards of safety and security.? Abunayyan confirmed.

?The COVID-19 pandemic necessitates mobilising the expertise and capabilities of the private sector to carry out its duties and responsibilities towards peoples and societies. This is a time for collaboration between the private sector and governments to overcome the impact of the current crisis, contributing effectively to strengthening and enhancing the infrastructure and basic facilities that secure peoples? lives and the sustainable, economic and social development plans,? Abunayyan concluded.