Saturday , 15 December 2018

Government

Investors eye UAE prospects as hotel revenues soar

  UAE spends heavily on transport infrastructure to support tourism sector – GDP contribution set to reach US$19.9 billion this year Top industry executives and officials will head to the annual Arabian Hotel Investment Conference 2012 (AHIC), which takes place in Dubai on 28-30 April at Madinat Jumeirah, to discuss investment opportunities in the Gulf where governments are ploughing billions …

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India to boost science collaboration with Africa

[NEW DELHI] India and Africa have agreed to boost scientific collaboration at a high-level meeting of science ministers from both countries. At talks in Delhi last week (2 March), the ministers identified four areas for closer ties: capacity building; science, technology and innovation for development; knowledge transfer and adoption; and identifying common research priorities for the future. They agreed to set up a range of collaborative strategies including …

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Qatar is investing $125 billion on construction & energy projects

10 Smart cities projects already underway The Qatari government driven by its Vision 2030 plan, has committed over US$140 billion for investment, infrastructure and expansion in a wide range of sectors, including energy, health, education, transport, infrastructure and tourism.  The government recently announced a US$125bn spending plan for construction and energy projects. This includes spending for the 2022 World Cup …

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Morocco: Japan pledge 300 million yen for provision of industrial projects

Japan / Meeting between Mr. Koichiro Gemba, Minister for Foreign Affairs and H.E. Dr. Saad Dine El Otmani, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of the Kingdom of Morocco TOKYO, Japan, March 8, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ — On Monday, March 5, Mr. Koichiro Gemba, Minister for Foreign Affairs held a meeting with H.E. Dr. Saad Dine El Otmani, Minister …

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ManageEngine Middle East User Conference 2012

United Arab Emirates–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ManageEngine, the real-time IT management company, today announced the opening of its first user conference and training event in the Middle East. Bringing ManageEngine users from around the region together with the company’s product management teams and industry experts, the Middle East User Conference and Training creates a forum to discuss the state of real-time IT and to showcase …

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Millennium Development Goal drinking water target met

The world has met the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) target of halving the proportion of people without access to safe drinking water, well in advance of the MDG 2015 deadline, according to a report issued by UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO). Between 1990 and 2010, over two billion people gained access to improved drinking water sources, such as …

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North Africa: Waiting Game

As new and emerging governments establish political office in Egypt, Libya and Tunisia, strategies to tackle economic exclusion are still lagging. From the self-immolation of 26 year old Tunisian fruit trader Mohamed Bouazizi in protest at the confiscation of his stall, the Arab Spring has economic roots. For the last year, North Africa’s focus has been on political reform and …

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Emirati companies to implement service projects in seven Iraqi provinces

BAGHDAD – Twenty three companies from the United Arab Emirates seek to implement various service projects in seven Iraqi provinces, said the Ministry of Municipalities and Public Works today. The media adviser for the ministry Jassim Mohammed told AKnews that the companies will implement water purification plants, streets paving and sewer pipes in the provinces of Dhiqar, Basra, Kirkuk, Missan, …

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Egypt: Zakhari – Conference Probes Bilateral Cooperation

State Minister for Scientific Research Nadia Zakhari said the India-Africa Science and Technology Conference seeks boosting cooperation between India and African countries. Zakhari told MENA Friday on the sidelines of the conference, currently in session in New Delhi, that participants discussed how to foster cooperation in the various domains such as agriculture, fertilizers and solar energy. The African countries can …

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Victorians Connect For Business In The Middle East & North Africa

The Victorian Connection, a Victorian Government initiative to develop investment and trade opportunities in global markets, was launched today in Dubai by the Minister for Innovation, Services and Small Business, Louise Asher.

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