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Dubai Municipality inks energy co-op deal with DLD

DUBAI, November 13, 2017

Dubai Municipality said it has signed an energy co-operation agreement with Dubai Land Department to support its Dubai Lamp initiative, which is the fruit of a unique research partnership between Philips Lighting and the municipality.

Their tieup resulted in the development of the world’s first commercially available, 200 lumen per Watt LED lamp.

The lamp is available in the local market and Dubai has plans to replace 80 per cent of its lamps with the new ones in cooperation with Philips.

The agreement translates the government's plans to transform Dubai into one of the smartest cities in the world, remarked Hussain Nasser Lootah, the director-general of Dubai Municipality, after signing the deal with Sultan bin Butti bin Mejren, the director-general of DLD.

It highlights the interest of the two government organisations in the field of rationalisation of energy consumption in the emirate through participation in the efforts and awareness campaigns, and replacing traditional lamps with the new Dubai Lamps, noted Lootah.

"It is clear that the strategic community participation impacts the course of sustainable development in the UAE, so we do not see the Dubai Lamp initiative as just another initiative, but it is an innovative, sustainable and equitable vision that is first of its kind in the region," he added.

Mejren said the agreement reflects the vision of integration between the various official government departments and establishments in the emirate in various fields.

The Land Department will gradually increase use of Dubai Lamp in a number of its existing and new projects to save energy for longer periods and reduce costs dramatically and significantly, he added.-TradeArabia News Service

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