'Dirham Al Khair' initiative raises funds

The initiative helps government customers to make donations through the ePay portal and the DubaiNow application


DUBAI- Dubai Department of Finance, DoF, announced today that its "Dirham Al Khair" initiative, launched in mid-2017, has raised more than AED4.83 million in donations over the last three years.

The initiative helps government customers to make donations through the ePay portal and the DubaiNow application, in cooperation with the Smart Dubai. Government customers who pay governmental and non-governmental transaction fees through the two platforms can make their donations before their payments are processed.

"We are keen to make the donations available to humanitarian aid projects in the UAE," said Abdulrahman Saleh Al Saleh, DoF Director-General. "The Emirate of Dubai was reinforcing and developing legislative and organisational charitable infrastructure to maximise benefits from donations and enlarge the group of beneficiaries." "We follow the directives of His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and the guidance of H.H. Shaikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council, to strengthen cooperation with stakeholders, for the advancement of charitable work in the emirate, particularly in times of crisis," he added.

"We are proud of the results achieved by the 'Dirham Al Khair' initiative, which reflected the profound social responsibility of the Dubai community, and their interaction with innovative and smart initiatives, aiming to make the emirate the smartest and happiest city on earth," said Younus Al Nasser, Assistant Director-General of Smart Dubai.

Executive Director of Central Accounts at DOF, Jamal Hamed Al Marri, stated that AED4.83 million had been raised since its launch in July 2017. "Donations were sent to five community and charitable entities in the UAE, namely, Islamic affairs and charitable Activities Department in Dubai, IACAD, the Community Development Authority in Dubai, CDA, the Trahum Charity Foundation, TCF, the Friends of Cancer Patients, FoCP, and the Rashid Center for The Determined Ones. RCDO," he explained.

"Assisting government customers to donate during their payment of government services fees, whether through the e-Pay portal linked to the websites of all government agencies or via the Dubai Now application, contributes to enhancing charitable work in the emirate," he said concluding his statement.

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