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Dubai Investments unit sets aside building to serve as quarantine facility

Dubai Investments Real Estate Company has dedicated building in Dubai Investments Park to serve as a quarantine facility for workers

Dubai Investments unit sets aside building to serve as quarantine facility

Khalid Bin Kalban, managing director and CEO, Dubai Investments.

The real estate unit of Dubai Investments said on Wednesday it has set aside a building in Dubai Investments Park to serve as a quarantine facility for workers.

The move is part of a package of measures taken by the investment company to combat the spread of the new coronavirus, it said in a statement.

In response to the global outbreak, Dubai Investments said it has rolled out various initiatives across its head office in the Dubai Investments Park and its subsidiary offices.

“We are assessing and monitoring the situation closely on a weekly basis to ensure that the most ideal preventive measures are implemented to facilitate seamless operations without compromising on the health and the safety aspects. Our subsidiaries have joined us in this movement and we are trying to implement effective and timely steps supporting the UAE government initiatives”, said Khalid Bin Kalban, managing director and CEO, Dubai Investments.

Among the preliminary steps initiated include ensuring the implementation of unified health requirements across all labour camps.

As part of the initiative, all workers within the industrial units and construction sites have been regularly monitored to ensure safety and wellbeing, limiting the spread across the camps, the company said.

Dubai Investments Real Estate Company (DIRC) has dedicated an entire building in Dubai Investments Park to serve as a quarantine facility for workers.

Part of the initiatives cover disinfecting the common areas around the labour accommodations and distribution of awareness posters across the park to mitigate and minimise the impact of the outbreak.

Regular educational posters and videos on Covid-19, travel bans, provision of healthy working conditions also form part of the initiatives implemented by Dubai Investments and its subsidiary offices.

The company currently holds 35 subsidiaries and joint ventures across 23 sectors.

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