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Mideast renewable power sold as low as $30/MWh

Economic and environmental sustainability has a direct relationship in which environmental measures contribute to economic gain. As more companies aim to increase their bottom line, growth stage companies that work along the value chain of the green industrial revolution are beginning to experience rapid growth. “Investors who want to be a part of the Green Industrial Revolution’s success story need …

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Iraq expects to produce 250,000 tonnes of rice in 2017 season

Iraq’s Agriculture Ministry said on Saturday it expected to produce 250,000 tonnes of rice in the 2017 season. The figure suggests gap to be filled by imports of about 1 million tonnes, as demand annually stands at between 1 million to 1.25 million tonnes, according to government sources. “The expected production is around 250,000 tonnes for this year, the harvest …

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Egypt adopts river banks natural filtration technology to deliver drinking water at low cost

As part of the project’s objectives of supporting and developing the infrastructure, the project was able to provide clean drinking water with innovative technology to 150,000 residents of Al Adwah and Maghagha centers in Minia governorate in less than 6 months and at a cost of less than 5% of the cost of water delivery using traditional technology As Egypt …

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Abu Dhabi to host IAEA Nuclear Power Conference

The Ministry of Energy has announced that the UAE will host the upcoming IAEA International Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Power in the 21st Century, taking place in Abu Dhabi from 30th October to 1st November. The conference is being organised by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in cooperation with the Nuclear Energy Agency (OECD/NEA) and hosted under the patronage …

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UAE startup Yalla Pickup gets $270,000 in from The Box

‘Yalla Pickup’, a mobile application and web-based solution to order pickup trucks to move large consignments, has received a fresh lease of AED1 million in funding from its strategic partner ‘The Box’, provider of self-storage and transportation of goods services in the UAE. Catering to both businesses and individual customers, Yalla Pickup allows a smartphone, Android or iOS, or web …

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Saudi Aramco gets approval to set up companies for energy industrial city

Saudi Aramco received the approval of the Saudi government to set up two new companies that will develop and operate a new Energy Industrial City in Saudi Arabia, as the kingdom seeks to expand its industrial base, state news agency SPA reported on Monday. The city will be developed over 50-square km of land in the oil producing region, SPA …

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GE Power Highlights New Era of Energy Efficiency and Productivity at Middle East and Pakistan Roadshows

GE Power kicked off a series of roadshows and meetings across the Middle East and Pakistan today to demonstrate path-breaking digital industrial solutions that are unlocking a new era of energy efficiency and flexibility, leading to significant cost savings for the power generation sector. The events will be held in Dubai, Muscat, Islamabad and other locations in the coming weeks. …

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How CFOs can lead cloud adoption

CFOs know a cloud strategy can bring out positive change in a company, by speeding up digitisation and influencing the organisation’s cost structure and financial strategy. Indeed, cloud computing is a powerful new tool for growth, lowering capital expenditure, reducing IT and business costs, and opening up new market opportunities. However, CFOs often need to convince the board and employees …

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Etihad hub Abu Dhabi International Airport sees slower passenger growth this year

Etihad Airways’ hub Abu Dhabi International Airport expects a slowdown in the pace of passenger growth this year, the acting chief executive of operator Abu Dhabi Airports said on Monday. The United Arab Emirates’ second busiest commercial airport expects to handle “around 25 million” passengers in 2017 compared with 24.5 million in the previous year, Abdul Majeed al-Khoori told Reuters …

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Saudia to carry record 10.3mln passengers this summer

Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) has released its summer plan, outlining the preeminent operational aspects during the upcoming peak season starting from June 24 to Sept. 16. The plan shows a record increase in the number of flights and seating capacity both internationally and domestically, to prepare for the dramatic increase in the demand for air travel in the summer period. …

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