Prisoner gets new House

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MBRHE hands over keys to a new house to UAE inmate at Dubai penal and correctional institution

The Mohammed Bin Rashid Housing Establishment (MBRHE) has handed over the keys to a new house to a local inmate who is serving a prison sentence at the Penal and Correctional Institutions in Dubai.

“The decision to hand over the keys was a gesture from MBRHE to help the prisoner’s family who have been waiting for house for nearly nine years,” said Mr. Sami Gargash, Deputy Managing Director of MBRHE,

dwadaA delegation from MBRHE, headed by Mr Jassim Mohammed Hussein, Director of the Department of Operations and Registration, and Mr Rashid Al Ali, a social worker at MBRHE, visited the UAE inmate and finalized all the ownership arrangements in presence of Colonel Ali Ateeq bin Lahej, Acting Director of Dubai Public Administration of Penal and Correctional Institutions.

Commenting, Mr. Gargash added: “This decision comes in line with the directions of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai and in the context of the care he gives to UAE nationals and his keenness to provide them with the adequate housing and stability for their families.”

Gargash also expressed his gratefulness to the Public Administration of Penal and Correctional Institutions and to the General Command of Dubai Police for the support and cooperation they have shown in this regard.

MBRHE prison 1“MBRHE had already begun distributing the grant houses for the Oud Al Matina Residential Projects to UAE nationals when it found out that one of the successful applicants was a UAE citizen serving a prison sentence. A decision was taken to cooperate with the Public Administration of Penal and Correctional Institutions to hand the keys to the house over to the prisoner so that his family would have additional stability and security during this very difficult time,” explained Mr. Jassim Mohammed Hussein, Director of the Department of Operations and Registration.

“Following the signing of the paperwork, the keys to the house were given to the inmate’s wife,” said Colonel Ali Ateeq Bin Lahej.

The colonel praised the efforts of MBRHE for their efforts and highlighted the helpfulness of the Dubai Police and the Public Administration of Penal and Correctional Institution.

The inmate expressed sincere gratitude to MBRHE and to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai for their generous gestures.  He noted that the house will provide stability and security for his family whilst at the same time being a life changing experience that has had a profound impact on his entire life.

About MBRHE
The Mohammed bin Rashid Housing Establishment (MBRHE) was established by virtue of a decree passed by H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai on September 28, 2006. Being an independent public corporate body with all the legal competence to achieve its objectives, the MBRHE has its headquarters in Dubai City and boast of a capital of about AED12 billion.

Its major task is to own, rent and lease land and other real estate properties. It also deals in other activities like managing financial issues related to housing loans, contracting financial and banking institutions and designing for UAE nationals housing units and complexes and other related amenities.

The MBRHE grants three types of loans to UAE nationals. These include:
Housing loans for building of private houses
Granting of AED750,000 loan facility for purchasing of house (completed or uncompleted) for personal use.
Granting of a maximum loan facility of AED300,000 for expansion of private house.

The MBRHE has also drawn a plan through which it will be granting 300 loans per month to a tune of 3,600 loans per year.

The MBRHE is currently executing a number of housing projects in various parts of the Emirate of Dubai. The foundation stone of the Phase I of an AED10 billion housing project, comprising 10,000 housing units had been laid.

The MBRHE is also engaged in providing free government houses, maintenance and house extension works to low-income groups, including widows, divorced women, people with special needs and heirs. The move is part of the government’s unlimited support for this important segment of the society with the aim of eliminating any hardship they might be facing.

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