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UAE-based digital data center Moro Hub presented a Green Certificate to the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) on Wednesday for reducing its carbon footprint.

Moro Hub, a subsidiary of Digital DEWA (Dubai Electricity and Water Authority), is responsible for driving Dubai's digital economy, as it provides advanced solutions, including cloud services and cybersecurity. It also serves as an innovation hub and data center.

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, DEWA's managing director and CEO, presented the Green Certificate to Lieutenant General Mohammed Ahmed Al Marri, director general of GDRFA Dubai. Several VIPs and officials from both departments were present during the certificate handover.

Al Tayer praised Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, vice president and prime minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, for supporting this digital transition journey for the public. He lauded the public sector, too, and said recognized GDRFA as one of their longest and most esteemed stakeholders.

Presenting the Green Certificate to GDRFA seems a "natural fit," the CEO of DEWA said.

"Moro Hub's green data center, that uses the latest disruptive technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, including AI, the Internet of Things (IoT), robotics, and others, supports the future of digital transition in Dubai by reshaping traditional practices with green methodologies," he added, as per WAM.

According to Al Tayer, digital transition helps in supporting the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 and the Dubai Net Zero Emissions Strategy 2050, which aims to produce 100% clean energy by 2050 and makes Dubai a platform of innovation and smart technologies.

Lieutenant General Al Marri, who was "pleased" to receive the Green Certificate, said, "We believe that sustainability is a shared responsibility and by migrating our IT workloads to Moro Hub's green data center, we not only enhance the efficiency and security of our operations but also play our part in building a sustainable future."

Moro Hub took to social media platform X to share photos from the event. In the caption, it wrote, "#MoroHub awarded the Green Certificate to the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs for choosing Moro Hub's green data center to host its information data, highlighting its dedication to sustainability and global climate change initiatives."

GDRFA is a government body responsible for managing entry-exit, immigration, residency and matters related to expatriates and foreigners living within the UAE.