Mr Khalaf Al Habtoor opened the Khalaf Al Habtoor Awqaf bulding for people on low incomes, in Al Quoz on December 26. The construction of the building cost a total of Dhs 19 million.
He was accompanied by Hussein Al Qamzi, Chairman of the Awqaf and Minor Affairs Foundation and Tayeb Abdel Rahman Rais, Secretary General of the foundation in Dubai, as well as a number of senior officials from the foundation.
Khalaf Al Habtoor stressed the importance of promoting awareness about Awqaf and its humanitarian and social goals. He also pointed out the importance of developing the charity and coming up with new fundraising activities in order to meet meet the needs of the poor in society.
Mr Al Habtoor went on to add that Awqaf plays an intrinsic part in Middle Eastern society in its endeavours to fight poverty.
He said Awqaf offers long-term charitable investments and called on businessmen and people from all sectors of society to contribute to these charitable projects.
Mr Al Habtoor added, “We will work, in cooperation with the foundation, in order to exploit all available means, whether financial or in kind, to develop the Awqaf and rehabilitate minors in a contemporary economic style”.
At the end of the meeting, Mr Al Habtoor thanked the Monir Affairs Foundation for the role it has played in the development and management of Awqaf.
The foundation has already completed one of the three residential buildings, planned for people on low incomes. A total of 90, 339 square feet has been allocated for the entire project, and the area of the building which has been completed is 23,000 square feet. It has three floors and will include a total of 66 apartments: six studios, 30 apartments with one room and a lounge, and 30 which have two rooms and a lounge.