Dubai Duty Free, or DDF, won top awards at the recently concluded CMO 5th Asia Best Corporate Social Responsibility Awards and 1st Asia Green Future Leaders Awards held on August 12 at Pan Pacific Hotel, Singapore.
The ASIA Best CSR Practices Awards is Asia's highest recognition of corporate organisations that have a significant and positive impact on the lives of people around them while the Asia Green Future Leaders Awards recognises those leaders who have made a sustainable contribution in every sphere, like renewable energy, waste management and recycling to create a better world.
Dubai - At an exclusive Indian investors meeting led by the Indian prime minister during his maiden visit to the UAE, Narendra Modi applauded KEF founder and chairman Faizal E. Kottikollon's work towards spearheading technology-driven construction at the world's largest off-site manufacturing facility, the KEF Industrial Park located in Tamil Nadu.
As part of his mandate to build 50 million units of affordable housing by 2022, Modi expressed his desire to visit the manufacturing unit to explore the benefits of this innovative technology.
Addressing Indian investors and Emirati companies in Abu Dhabi in a roundtable organised by the ambassador of India to the UAE, Modi said that infrastructure and real estate development are key ingredients to India's progress. He also remarked that entrepreneurs like Faizal Kottikollon possessed the technology and strategy to help make this vision a reality, and to deliver speedy results without compromising on quality and strength.
Kottikollon said: "KEF's vision for a developed India is very much aligned with Prime Minister Modi's ideals of technology in infrastructure driving powerful change. This is the reason we bring the most advanced technological developments from across the globe, and leverage it to reinforce the foundation of our public infrastructure, housing, educational and healthcare system. For me personally, it has been a privilege to share the KEF vision with my country's dynamic leader, and a rare honour to receive his support."
He added: "The prime minister's vision for a new India is ambitious, but definitely achievable through collaboration and shared expertise. We believe this will change the construction landscape in India."
Source: Khaleej Times