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DEWA waives connection fee for new businesses for the next two years

Utility firm also achieved 100% in all criteria of the ‘Getting Electricity’ indicator in the World Bank’s Doing Business 2019 report

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) will waive new connection charges for commercial and industrial customers up to 150kW for the next two years.

The utility company expects the initiative to boost Dubai’s economy.

“We have ambitious initiatives and sustainable development projects that support the vision of our wise leadership and the objectives of the UAE Centennial 2071, which outlines a roadmap for long-term government work and the path for a brighter future for generations to come. The strategy aims to make the UAE the best country in the world,” said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA.

DEWA also said that it achieved 100% in all criteria of the ‘Getting Electricity’ indicator in the World Bank’s Doing Business 2019 report.

“Now, connections of up to 150kW are done in just one step within seven days. Our joint efforts have contributed to DEWA’s global achievements. The UAE, represented by DEWA, has maintained its first global ranking, for the second consecutive year, with scores of 100 per cent in all Getting Electricity indicators in the World Bank’s Doing Business 2019 report. The report measures the ease of doing business in 190 economies around the world,” Al Tayer noted.

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