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Tag Archives: 2020

Sunny side up: Solar will be cheaper than conventional power by 2020, says IRENA

Utility-scale renewable energy projects will generally produce cheaper power than fossil fuels by 2020, says the International Renewable Energy Agency. Staff Writer, ZAWYA Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week is underway, with the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) opening its eighth annual assembly on Saturday, publishing a report which argued that renewable energy projects that were commissioned last year “largely” fell within …

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Record spending on Expo 2020 to give a big fillip to Dubai’s economy

Infrastructure expenditure is due to rise by 46.5% in 2018, accounting for 21% of total spending. Dubai – A record spending of Dh56.6 billion envisaged in Dubai’s expansionary budget for fiscal 2018 will trigger a major jump in investment spending and provide a major boost to the economy, analysts said. The budget, allocating an increased spending to boost infrastructure efficiency, …

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Dubai Airshow: Emirates Mars mission on track for 2020 launch

Project manager Omran Sharif said the UAE expects to learn more about changes to planet’s atmosphere. The Emirates Mars Mission is on track to launch its first probe in 2020, with the programme helping to continue developing the UAE’s knowledge economy and inspiring a new generation of scientists, according to project manager Omran Sharaf. Speaking at the Dubai Airshow on …

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Abu Dhabi to recycle, re-use all waste water by 2020

Growth of emirate’s population in last four decades also impacted the emirate’s environment negatively Abu Dhabi: By 2020 Abu Dhabi will recycle and re-use all of its wastewater within the emirate, officials said on Monday. As it stands now, Abu Dhabi currently reuses only five per cent of its treated wastewater while the emirate uses 60 per cent groundwater and …

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Saudi Arabia to host 2020 G20 summit

Jeddah – Saudi Arabia will host the G-20 Summit in 2020, said an official statement issued on Saturday at the end of this year’s event in Hamburg, Germany. “We thank Germany for hosting a successful Hamburg summit, and look forward to meeting again in Argentina in 2018, in Japan in 2019 and in Saudi Arabia in 2020,” AFP quoted the …

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Arabtec Construction awarded main contract to build UAE Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai

The National Media Council, the government entity responsible for building and operating the UAE Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, has announced that Arabtec Construction, a wholly owned subsidiary of Arabtec Holding, has been awarded the main contract to build the national pavilion. Arabtec Construction squared off against three local and international companies in the final round with nine companies bidding …

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Open access for Palestinian research by 2020

By SciDev.Net- Mohsen Alafranji A meeting to evaluate a European-Union funded collaborative project, held in mid-March, has brought Palestinian universities a step closer to raising the visibility of locally produced research. The project — ‛Research Output Management through Open Access Institutional Repositories in Palestinian Higher Education (ROMOR)’ — aims to collect, document and provide access to scientific research produced at …

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China to build modern international road transport system by 2020

China will build an open, modern and efficient international road system by 2020 to facilitate international transport and strengthen connectivity among countries along the Belt and Road. China will advance transport infrastructure construction along the Belt and Road, improve customs clearance efficiency and strengthen emergency rescue capabilities to facilitate international transport, according to a circular jointly released by eight central …

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IDC predicts 10 most important shifts in IT organisations before 2020

IDC FutureScape predicts 40% of IT projects will create new digital services at CIOMajlis meeting Dubai, Global ICT research and consulting firm International Data Corporation (IDC) has laid out the ten most important shifts that will happen in IT organizations over the next 36 months and will guide senior IT executives in the formation of their three-year strategic IT plans. …

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Demand for new schools in GCC to reach over 50,000 by 2020

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – More than 50,000 schools are expected to be set up throughout the Gulf region by 2020 as both public and private stakeholders seek to capitalise the growing education market throughout the region. Citing findings from the GCC Education Industry report published by Alpen Capital, organisers of the forthcoming International and Private Schools Education Forum (IPSEF) …

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