The world is working to cope with COVID-19 and strategizing to gain quick economic recovery. The UAE, especially Dubai has been proving successful in this with various initiatives.
In related news, Jebel Ali Free Zone, Jafza, has announced its readiness to facilitate the full operations of over 8,000 companies through conducting a massive disinfection program across all its facilities.
The disinfection program started in March 2020 and has not stopped since then. It has covered all office and accommodation buildings, security gates, and commercial centers, as well as the main roads in Jafza.
Mohammed Al Muallem, the CEO and Managing Director of DP World, UAE Region and CEO of Jafza, said, “As the world is working to cope with COVID-19, Dubai will play a pivotal role in the post-pandemic economy recovery thanks to its state-of-art infrastructure, effective resilience strategies and its ability to efficiently deal with all circumstances. In line with Dubai Government’s directives for private sector businesses to operate at 100 percent capacity while Dubai government employees would fully resume working at their offices from 14 June 2020, we are ready for the immediate return of Jafza companies to pursue normal operations.
The area covered for internal fumigation and disinfection of buildings is around 3,300,000 sqm equivalents to 462 soccer fields. The road disinfection campaign – carried out a couple of months ago to limit the spread of coronavirus – covered more than 35km.
Jafza is home to the world’s well-reputed companies, including over 100 of the Global Fortune 500 enterprises, and has attracted 23.9 percent of Dubai’s foreign direct investment sustaining more than 135,000 jobs.
With the return of staff, Jafza has implemented comprehensive policy and guidelines such as executing complete disinfection and sanitization program for all equipment, vehicles, offices, and other physical assets. Isolation rooms have been identified, and all processes and procedures are in line with Dubai Health Authority guidelines for dealing with such cases.
All COVID-related essentials such as identification of symptoms, emergency numbers, awareness, and instructions will be conveyed through desktop displays, emails, text messages, notices, and flyers.