Coronavirus: RAK’s Al Hamra to cut cooling consumption charges by 20% to benefit residents at its properties

Developer says it is taking all necessary measures and precautions to mitigate impact of COVID-19 pandemic

Al Hamra, a real estate developer, services provider and investment company in the Northern Regions, has announced a reduction in its cooling consumption charges, benefitting its residents in the Bayti Villas, the Royal Breeze Residences, the Marina Apartments, the Golf Apartments, and Bab Al Bahr Residences, as part of its efforts to help mitigate the impact of COVID-19.

In light of the global pandemic, and as part of Al Hamra’s continuous efforts to support the UAE community and provide cost effective services to residents, Al Hamra is reducing its cooling consumption charges from 0.28AED/kwh to 0.22AED/kwh, a statement from the developer said.

Residents will see an estimated reduction of up to 20% in their cooling consumption charges and it will be reflected on all utility invoices issued from April 2020 onwards, it added.

Benoy Kurien, Group CEO of Al Hamra, said: “We have been diligently working towards upgrading our Communities’ cooling infrastructure to optimise operations and help our residents achieve additional savings on utility bills. With this reduction, residents’ chillers bills would be 9% to 20% lower than similar communities across the UAE.

“Further, we understand the predicament faced by all during the current crisis and we are committed more than ever, to stand firmly by our valued partners to overcome this challenging situation together. We have taken all necessary measures and precautions to curtail the spread of the COVID-19 virus and the health, wellbeing and comfort of our residents remain our top priority. We will continue to work in alignment with the government to safeguard public health and help ease the financial burden of our residents.”

In order to fight the spread of COVID-19, Al Hamra has set-up a COVID-19 Committee & Crisis Management Taskforce to ensure preparedness of the community whereby disinfection teams are on standby and will be deployed in case of any emergency.

The developer said that it has increased cleaning and sanitisation at all facilities and community areas. To reduce exposure and face-to-face interactions, it has also temporarily closed common facilities like beach, gyms, swimming pools, kids play area, BBQ areas and party halls.

Furthermore, it said that it is carefully monitoring the global health crisis related to COVID-19 and is working in alignment with the UAE public health authorities to support the residents to weather these unprecedented challenges.

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