Thu 26-09-2019 12:56 PM
DUBAI, 26th September, 2019 (WAM) -- Dubai Municipality has announced the start of receiving applications for the 12th edition of the Dubai International Award for Best Practices in Sustainable Development, which aims to recognise outstanding achievements in the field of sustainable development.
As per the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, the 12th edition of the award will be launched during the World Government Summit 2019.
Dawoud Al Hajri, Director-General of Dubai Municipality, said, "Dubai Municipality is always keen on following the wise leadership’s path of encouraging, motivating and supporting innovative practices, which aim primarily to promote the standards of development and progress and raise the quality of human life."
"The award aims to recognise innovative global practices that have a positive impact and improve the quality of life to advance cities of the future and reflect the commitment to sustainable development and environmental protection to accomplish community-based achievements," he pointed out.
The award is organized every two years and includes 5 categories, the Best Practices in Urban Regeneration and Public Spaces, the Best Practices in Construction of Sustainable, Innovative and Smart Buildings, the Best Practices in Sustaining Urban Food Systems, the Best Practices in Addressing Climate Change and Reducing Pollution and the Best Practices in Urban Infrastructure Planning and Management.
The award, which has a total prize money of US$1 million for all five categories together, has created a website in its name and set the last day for submission of applications as 30th June 2020.