Dubai Municipality and Dubai Land Department have signed an energy cooperation agreement to support Dubai Lamp initiative during an event this week.
The agreement was signed by Hussain Nasser Lootah, director-general of Dubai Municipality, and Sultan bin Butti bin Majran, director-general of Dubai Land Department on the side-lines of the Dubai Forum for Government Best Practices 2017 at Dubai World Trade Centre, according to WAM.
The deal highlights the interest of the two government organisations in the field of rationalisation of energy consumption in Dubai through participation in the efforts and awareness campaigns, and replacing traditional lamps with the new Dubai Lamps.
Lootah said that the agreement translates the government's plans to transform Dubai into one of the smartest cities in the world.
"It is clear that the strategic community participation impacts the course of sustainable development in the UAE, so we do not see the Dubai Lamp initiative as just another initiative, but it is an innovative, sustainable and equitable vision that is first of its kind in the region," he said.
The Land Department will gradually increase use of Dubai Lamp in a number of its existing and new projects to save energy for longer periods and reduce costs dramatically and significantly, Majran said.
The lamp is available in the local market and Dubai has plans to replace 80% of its lamps with the new one in cooperation with Philips.