Dubai water drive raises $50m
Dubai, July 17, 2014
A Dubai initiative to provide potable water to five million people facing shortages in Asia and Africa has raised nearly $50 million, said a report.
The UAE Water Aid campaign, Suqia, has exceeded its goal as the funds collected will in fact benefit seven million people, said the report in the Gulf Daily News, GDN, our sister publication, quoting Emarat Alyoum daily.
Contributions from Dubai Ruler Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum alone would benefit one million people, it said.
Contributions, which totalled $49.1 million came from large companies in Dubai, businesspeople and ordinary citizens.
It will help fund drilling, pumping and water purification methods in poor countries. - TradeArabia News Service