Total amount raised as part of the initiative becomes Dh67.45 million, over 50 per cent of the set target covered.

The third day of funding for UAE’s water campaign ‘Suqia’ took the total funds raised to Dh67.45 million, accounting for over 50 per cent of the goal set for the government-led initiative. The current funds can provide clean drinking water to 2.5 million people. (Also read: All for water and water for all)

Key organisations in the UAE have whole-heartedly supported the campaign launched by His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, which hopes to benefit five million people. Big donations continued to pour in on the third day of the campaign with firms donating millions for the noble cause. Economic World Zones contributed Dh7 million, Roads and Transport Authority (Dh2.5 million), Dubai Aviation City Corporation (Dh2 million), Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Dh2 million), Al Baraha Centre for Memorising Holy Quran (Dh500,000) and a philanthropist contributed (Dh200,000).

Hamad Buamim, President and CEO, Dubai Chamber, lauded the humanitarian initiative launched by Shaikh Mohammed, who he said is known for launching initiatives that cater to the needs of people around the world who are deprived of the basic needs of leading a decent life.