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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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Emirates and flydubai join forces, announce extensive partnership agreement

Passenger benefits to include access to over 200 unique destinations, seamless travel experience and frequent flyer programmes alignment Partnership includes an expansive codeshare agreement, schedule alignment and network optimisation Passenger benefits to include access to over 200 unique destinations, seamless travel experience and frequent flyer programmes alignment Both airlines to continue being managed independently Emirates and flydubai (www.flydubai.com) today unveiled …

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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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AfDB, Islamic Development Bank sign new $2b deal to fund energy, SMEs, human development programs

The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) have signed a landmark agreement to strengthen partnership at country level. Both parties have agreed to jointly pull together the sum of US $2 billion over the next three years to finance projects in agriculture and food security, renewable energy, small and medium enterprises, and human development (health and …

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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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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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Progress for Saudi women: Number of female workers surges 130% in four years

The number of Saudi women in the workforce has surged 130 percent over the past four years, recent official data showed. The figures released by the kingdom’s Ministry of Labour and Social Development in March showed that the number of Saudi female employees in the private sector increased from 215,000 in 2012 to 496,000 in 2016, Gulf News reported on …

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