Diyar Al Muharraq Emerges as a Platinum Sponsor for the Bahrain Smart Cities Summit 2021
Diyar Al Muharraq, the largest real estate development company in the Kingdom of Bahrain, recently participated in the fifth instalment of the Bahrain Smart Cities Summit, emerging as a platinum sponsor. In light of the ongoing COVID 19 pandemic, this year’s Summit commenced on the 7th of April virtually under the theme of ‘Redefining Smart Cities’, and will comprise of a series of talks throughout the year leading up to their annual event, scheduled to be held on 10th and 11th of October 2021 in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
The Bahrain Smart Cities Summit aims to ultimately provide a platform for discourse to develop sustainable solutions collaboratively. The active participation of Diyar Al Muharraq comes as part of its commitment to further drive corporate environmental responsibility within the Kingdom’s real estate industry, encouraging more sustainable practices through knowledge sharing in the industry via active discussions between leading industry players. Moreover, sponsoring the event comes in line with the strategic vision of Diyar Al Muharraq to create a sustainable future for its residents and the Kingdom of Bahrain, which is aligned with the sustainable development goals of the country.
The first panel discussion of the 2021 Summit, which outlined the importance of sustainable urban development, was moderated by Waleed Khalaf, who steered the active discussion between the panelists, Eng. Ahmed Alammadi, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Diyar Al Muharraq, Naomi Hoogervorst, Management Officer of the UN Habitat Program, and Mohamed Ali AlKhozaaee, Vice President of Bahrain Society of Engineers.
The points of discussion highlighted the importance of a holistic approach to sustainable development when building cities, or even smaller scale development projects. The panellists concurred that consideration must be made for environmental, economic, as well as social impact in projects no matter their scale. Furthermore, the importance of initiating discourse with governing bodies for the betterment of the development sector as a whole was of great importance, leading by example wherever possible, for a more sustainable future.
Diyar Al Muharraq CEO, Eng. Ahmed Ali Alammadi commented on the integrated city’s participation in the Summit, “We are delighted to participate in the Bahrain Smart Cities Summit as platinum sponsors, and as peers in a shared vision to better the real estate development sector in the Kingdom of Bahrain for a brighter socio – economic future through implementing sustainable initiatives. Sustainability is a core pillar in the development of the Diyar Al Muharraq masterplan, and is factored into every aspect of the integrated city from an environmental, social, and economic standpoint.”
“From planning to infrastructure and even technology, sustainable and green solutions have been implemented throughout the Masterplan of Diyar Al Muharraq and its various projects. Ultimately, we have ensured that the city’s output is beneficial to residents, investors, and the Kingdom of Bahrain in its entirety. We look forward to continuing to deliver on our promise to provide a fully integrated mixed use and futuristic model city.” the CEO added. Alongside a unique blend of commercial, recreational, and healthcare facilities; Diyar Al Muharraq comprises one of the largest integrated residential developments in the Kingdom of Bahrain, aiming to preserve the family values of the Bahraini society and offer a variety of housing solutions suitable for a modern lifestyle. Fully equipped with facilities catering to the everyday needs of its residents through the provision of facilities including mosques, parks, shopping malls, hotels, schools, and universities to name a few. The Bahrain Smart Cities Summit is a leading event bringing light to the importance of how smart technology and infrastructure impacts and benefits businesses in the real estate, transport, communications, and technology sectors.