The Ministry of Energy and Industry celebrates the Earth Hour
Saturday, March 30, 2019
Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad Al Sharqi, Crown Prince of Fujairah, the Ministry of Energy and Industry, along with the Fujairah Adventure Center and in cooperation with Fujairah Police, Fujairah Municipality and the Fujairah Natural Resources Foundation, celebrated the Earth Hour. This event is considered one of the most important events in the world, which carries a message to address climate change by rationalizing the electricity consumption and sustaining natural resources. This year's theme was "Communicating with the Earth" to emphasize what is being done by the authorities in order to preserve natural resources.
H.E Dr. Matar Hamed Al Neyadi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Energy and Industry, said that celebrating the Earth Hour is an important occasion to remind everybody of the importance of the national and international efforts to rationalize the consumption of energy and water resources, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and instilling values of rationalization among various groups of society, especially the future generation. The sustainability of our natural resources is necessary to promote the prosperity of our society, the national economy, the quality of life and the preservation of the environment. These efforts are part of the heritage of the UAE in the protection and conservation of the environment, which was highly focused on by the late sheikh and father Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan, may his soul rest in peace.
H.E the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Energy and Industry stressed on the commitment of the UAE to support efforts to preserve our planet and contribute to the international efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The Energy and Industry Ministry's program to celebrate Earth Day this year involves communicating with the Earth through various activities near the Wadi Ham Dam, which is considered one of the country's largest dams. These activities are varied to target different age groups such as: drawing on biodegradable plastic bags, climbing adventures and riding boats to enhance nature's role in various sports. In addition, a world-class art project was inaugurated at the Madab Tunnel between the Ham dams, as the Ministry of Energy and Industry plans to score a world record of the largest mural with the support and patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad Al Sharqi, Crown Prince of Fujairah. The mural carries messages about the UAE and its renaissance since the establishment of the Union up to this day, while highlighting the role of the UAE in preserving the natural resources.