Ezdan Real Estate Company, one of Ezdan Holding Group subsidiaries, has succeeded at converting its Al Wukair residential villages into water saving units within the framework of the National Program for Conservation and Energy Efficiency (Tarsheed). The Company was able to install about 262,000 water saving devices in more than 15,000 residential units, resulting in a capacity of up to 60% reduction in the overall water consumption.
Commenting on the achievement, Group COO Dr. Mousa Al-Awwad said that “Our strategy in supporting the rationalization program stems from the vision of the State of Qatar that pays an exponential interest in matters of environment, health and education. This vision inspired us to devote our efforts to preserve natural resources, in order to make our experience a succesful example in this field.”
Dr. Al-Awwad continued: “Ezdan Holding Group has been a pioneer in partnering with Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (KAHRAMAA) through a memorandum of understanding, which thank to Allah Almighty, we were able to implement a large portion of its provisions”. He added that the group plans to convert the Group’s compounds in Doha, its hotels and malls into fully water saving facilities in the short term. We are proud to abide by the national vision of development and the preservation of the state's resources for a more prosperous future for our children”. He praised the efforts of Ezdan Real Estate’s technical staff, who strived to implement the agreed program in all villages in a record time.
In this context, Ezdan Real Estate Acting General Manager Mr. Omar Al-Yafey said: “the specialized team has spared no efforts to implement this project during the previous period, and was able to accomplish the task with great success. Now, we have already started to witness positive results, showing that between 40% and 60% of water has been conserved, and in some cases, even higher.”
Mr. Al-Yafey confirmed that all Group’s new projects are equipped with the latest water rationalization technologies, mainly Ezdan Oasis. The project will include more than 9,000 units, noting that its first phase will be operational by the beginning of next year’s Q1.
It is worth mentioning that Ezdan Holding Group was honored during the 4th Annual Tarsheed Ceremony for its great support to this program that aims at rationalizing and optimizing water consumption, as well as spreading awareness about the importance of preserving it.
Ezdan Holding Group has signed an MoU in March 2014 with the participation of H.E. Sheikh Dr. Khalid bin Thani bin Abdullah Al Thani, Chairman of Ezdan Holding Group, and H.E. Eng. Essa bin Hilal Al Kuwari Chairman of Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (KAHRAMAA). The MoU came in the framework of consolidating their efforts and coordinating to support the National Program for Conservation and Energy Efficiency (Tarsheed) plans, mechanisms and initiatives, within the general national efforts to limit the daily water consumption per capita.