Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority Continues Comprehensive Disinfection Drive against Coronavirus
- Measure ensures safety of more than 77,000 people living in DSO
- Implementation is on across office, residential, and retail buildings, as well as common areas, in line with National Sterilisation Programme
- More than 2,500 manhours spent, 25,000 liters of disinfectants used in first two weeks
- Eng. Al Katheeri: “The united response reinforces the UAE’s culture of social solidarity in these exceptional circumstances.”
Dubai-UAE: 07 April, 2020 – In line with the National Sterilisation Programme implemented across the UAE, Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA), the regulatory body of Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO), has announced an ongoing disinfection drive at the integrated technology park with a population exceeding 77,000 people.
In the first two weeks of the initiative, DSOA covered 15 kilometers of roads and infrastructure, two villa communities made up of 1,767 units, as well as public spaces and community centers, and 20 bus shelters at the hi-tech park. In addition, it disinfected hundreds of offices, shopping centers, mosques, prayer halls, public parks, jogging tracks, and common areas, as well as other residential and commercial buildings across DSO. To date, DSOA’s rapid response team has spent more than 2,500 manhours and used 25,000 liters of disinfectants, in line with the Authority’s efforts to combat the COVID-19 outbreak.
Speaking on the drive, Eng. Muammar Al Katheeri, Executive Vice President of Engineering management & Smart City and Chairman of the Crisis Management Team at DSOA, said: “Our comprehensive disinfection initiative seeks to maintain the well-being of our community and the society at large, in keeping with the UAE leadership’s National Sterilisation Programme that is currently underway, as the country’s response to the pandemic the world is facing today.”
He added: “I also thank and commend the DSO community for its strict compliance with the directives in relation to coronavirus restrictions that support the nation’s measures to maintain the safety and well-being of all residents. The united response to the common goal of defeating the pandemic by individuals and organizations across the public and private sectors reinforces the UAE’s culture of social solidarity in these exceptional circumstances.”
DSO’s residents praised the precautionary measures taken by DSOA to protect the community, especially the disinfection operations inside the complexes and residential buildings.
Sarah Al Khatib applauded the Authority’s preventive measures since beginning of the outbreak, to sterilize all shopping centers, public places, residential and commercial complexes, as well as roads and open spaces across. She added: “DSOA’s proactive procedures is a true testimony for its position as one of the top communities to live and work”.
For her part, Sonia Deb, said, “We have been living in DSO since 2016, the time we moved to UAE. We fell in love with this community and this is our home now. We have always seen the way DSOA being proactive in all matters and during these unprecedented times. For this we are truly grateful to DSOA and the UAE government to keep everyone safe from the Covid-19 outbreak.
For his part, Eng. Ahmed Zahida expressed his confidence in the steps taken by Dubai and the wider UAE, as well as at Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority to ensure the highest standards of health, safety and prevention regarding maintaining the health of the community. He noted that the emergency work teams from all departments were fully engaged round-the-clock in addressing the needs of the residents and in helping them comply with the emergency rules in place following the virus outbreak.