Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority Develops In-house Disinfection Tunnel
Eng Muammar Al Katheeri: Safety of staff, customers, residents and the wider community is our priority
- The disinfectant spray used is completely safe and environment-friendly
Dubai-UAE: 26 April, 2020 – Under the slogan ‘Your Safety is our Priority’, Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA), the regulatory body for Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO) has developed an in-house Disinfection Tunnel to ensure the health and safety of its employees, customers, residents and the wider community at the hi-tech park. The initiative is in line with the National Sterilization Program and the preventive measures applied across Dubai to ensure the health and safety of all workers in vital sectors.
The Disinfection Tunnel is frequently used by DSOA’s facilities management operations teams and the essential and approved service providers during their daily check-in and check-out from work, and while visiting clients or tenants to perform any maintenance jobs as they continue to monitor the safety and health of all DSO employees and business partners.
The tunnel sprays a mist that disinfects the clothes of all those who pass through. The disinfectants used for the purpose are safe, environment-friendly and fully compliant with Dubai Municipality’s guidelines for cleaning and disinfection.
Engineer Muammar Al Katheeri, Executive Vice President of Engineering and Smart City, and Chairman of the Crisis Management Team at DSOA, said: “DSOA has developed the Disinfection Tunnel to ensure the safety of our employees, customers, residents and the wider DSO community during this unprecedented time. The tunnel serves DSOA employees in vital sectors and staff from other companies. The disinfectants sprayed on their clothes and equipment are completely safe and environment-friendly and are aimed at safeguarding their health and that of society.”
Al Katheeri praised the cooperation and complete commitment of all vital sector employees at DSOA in abiding with the precautionary and preventive measures applied across the country in mitigating the adverse health impacts following the COVID-19 outbreak. He stressed that DSOA is keen to provide the highest levels of protection for its employees and cadres working in vital sectors and noted that the step aligns with the comprehensive disinfection program currently underway across the country.
The sustained disinfection efforts at DSO, which is home to 77,000 people, commenced on March 12, 2020. Until date, the disinfection efforts have witnessed an investment of more than 3200 -man hours and utilized 28,000 liters of disinfectants, covering offices, shopping centers, mosques, prayer halls, public parks, jogging tracks, and common areas, as well as residential and commercial buildings across DSO.