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Delivering world-class public transport systems in the Middle East

Based in Dubai, Ahmed El-Essnawi is responsible for growing Aurecon's Highways and Transport Infrastructure business in the Middle East and North Africa

How is the Middle East progressing with regard to public transport systems? Ahmed El-Essnawi, Highways and Transport Infrastructure Leader for the Middle East and North Africa, is responsible for delivering world-class services relating to highways and transport infrastructure to Aurecon’s clients in the Middle East and North Africa (http://www.aurecongroup.com), especially in the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the ...

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Saudi Arabia: Middle East Rail to Undergo Major Alteration

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Post success of the 3rd Annual Middle East Rail Opportunities in Qatar in 2012, the 4th Annual Middle East Rail Opportunities, taking into account the major remodelling of the raiways in Saudi Arabia, will be held in Riyadh on 6 -7 May 2013. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is currently undergoing a major metamorphosis. It is expected and is expected ...

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East Africa’s premier power and water conference highlights opportunities in Tanzania’s utility sector

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The East African Power Industry Convention (EAPIC) and co-located Water Utilities East Africa, has highlighted opportunities within the Tanzanian power and water sectors to the more than 300 delegates and exhibitors who are attending the event. During his keynote address this morning, Minister for Water, Honourable Professor Jumanne Maghembe, Minister for Water, highlighted the plans which the government has for ...

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Qatar Public Works Authority and IQPC launch the ITS and Road Safety Forum Qatar

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Qatar Public Works Authority, Ashghal, in collaboration with the Ministry of Interior and the National Traffic Safety Committee, have partnered with IQPC in order to deliver an international conference dedicated to discussing developments in Intelligent Transport Systems and best practice road safety initiatives. The ITS and Road Safety Forum Qatar will take place from 2 – 4 October 2012 at ...

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RTA Human Resources holds charitable activities in Ramadan

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Roads & Transport Authority – Manal Khalid: The Human Resources Dep’t, Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) has carried out a number of educative & religious campaigns during the holy month of Ramadan in the context of community-oriented initiatives run by the Dep’t to mark the advent of this prominent occasion. Kawther Kazim, Director of RTA Human Resources, spoke about the ...

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Middle East IT Managers Need a New Campus Network Approach to Prevent Business and IT Collision

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A modern corporate campus network is crucial for unified Communications, cloud computing and virtualization to be a success. However due to shrinking IT budgets, CIOs and IT managers in the Middle East are finding it difficult to balance the cost/ value proposition of campus network solutions and need to look for innovative solutions. The Campus network is the entry point ...

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Recovery and resolution of financial market infrastructures

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International Organization of Securities Commissions CPSS-IOSCO issue consultative report on the recovery and resolution of financial market infrastructures The Committee on Payment and Settlement Systems (CPSS) and the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) have today published for public comment a consultative report on the Recovery and resolution of financial market infrastructures. Financial market infrastructures (FMIs) play an essential role ...

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BofA Merrill Lynch Report Says Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to Lead MENA’s Construction Boom

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  Market Currently Accounts for 46 Percent of MENA’s Project Pipeline SAUDI ARABIA – According to a new medium term outlook BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research Report ‘GCC 2020: Time to Shift Gears’, Saudi Arabia is set to take the lead in regional infrastructure investment and construction spending. Over the next 15 years, the MENA construction sector will be a ...

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UAE education expenditure up 78 per cent in 2012 as GETEX Autumn 2012 expects bigger turnout from exhibitors, visitors

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UAE Government allocates AED 8.2 billion for education or 25 per cent of the total federal budget in 2012 Education expenditure in the UAE now accounts for 25 per cent of the total federal budget, underlining the critical importance of education in the social and economic development agenda of the government. Moreover, the UAE Government has increased its budget for ...

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UAE: RTA announces services timing during Ramadan

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The Roads & Transport Authority – Manal Khalild: The Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) has announced the working hours for delivering diverse services during the holy month of Ramadan covering customer service centers, car parking facilities, public buses, Dubai Metro, marine transit means, driving institutes, and vehicles testing & registration centers. “Modifying the service delivery timing aims to uplift the ...

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