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Egypt’s PPP unit seeks bidders for schools, housing and infrastructure projects

Requests for proposals for projects covering up to 200 new schools and eight dry ports to be issued in the first quarter of 2019 Egypt’s government plans to issue tenders for the second phase of a government programme to develop 200 schools under a public-private partnership (PPP) framework in the first quarter of 2019. Requests for proposals for private sector …

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Kuwaiti education minister assures students of unbridled support

Kuwait remains committed to its goal of providing quality education and honing the skills of its students, its education minister Dr. Hamid Al-Azmi said on Sunday. The minister’s remarks come against the backdrop of a major achievement where a Kuwaiti private school outperformed 52,000 others in an Arab reading challenge held in Dubai. He congratulated the students of ‘Al-Ikhlas’ school …

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Mideast Stocks: Qatar firms after cabinet reshuffle; other markets subdued

Gulf markets broadly negative Doha’s main index closed up 0.5 percent at 10,331 points, with petrochemicals, metals and fertiliser producer Industries Qatar jumping 1.4 percent, Qatar Islamic Bank adding 1.1 percent, and Qatar National Bank (QNB) rising 0.8 percent. In Saudi Arabia, the main index was down 0.4 percent, with heavyweight Al Rajhi Bank and petrochemical giant SABIC losing 0.7 …

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Egypt and the United Nations Celebrate a Successful Partnership of 73 Years

The celebration also featured a bazaar featuring products developed with the technical support of various UN Agencies, Funds and Programmes and their partners The United Nations in Egypt in cooperation with the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, organized a ceremony under the slogan “United for a Sustainable Future” at the Opera house in Cairo yesterday. The celebration was on occasion …

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DEWA highlights its vision to achieve its sustainable development goals

As part of the second UN World Data Forum 2018 The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) is participating in the second edition of the UN World Data Forum 2018, organised at Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai. DEWA is one of UAE’s government entities participating in the Emirates pavilion. Mohammed Abdulkarim Al Shamsi, Senior Manager of Climate Change and Sustainability at DEWA, …

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Saudi efforts to improve education system showcased

Saudi Education Minister Ahmed bin Mohammed Al-Issa on Thursday highlighted the great support provided by King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to improve the country’s education system. Al-Issa did so at a meeting of education ministers in Argentina. Participants included education ministers from all G-20 states, as well as those from Singapore, Chile, Jamaica, Spain and the Netherlands. …

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High costs and data skills shortage the main barriers to AI in banking: Emirates NBD official

Consultancy firm PwC predicts potential contribution of AI to the economic growth of the UAE to stand at 13.6 percent by year 2030 Artificial Intelligence (AI) is being integrated into many services already provided by banks in the United Arab Emirates, but its high cost and a shortage of specialist data scientists could preclude a more widespread use, according to …

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Microsoft joins MENA Innovation Summit this year in Egypt

“Digitisation of classrooms is key to creating the world of tomorrow” Cairo, Egypt – 19 July, 2018 – As part of its mission to empower students and educators around the globe through technology, Microsoft is participating in the 2018 MENA Innovation Summit, taking place in Cairo, Egypt, from July 29 – 31. The Forum will bring together ministers, senior government …

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Hamdan bin Mohammed appoints CEO of Corporate Technology Support Services, RTA

AbdulAziz Essa Ahmed Hareb AlFalahi as CEO of Corporate Technology Support Services at Dubai’s Roads & Transport Authority Government of Dubai Media Office : Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum issued Resolution No. (35) of 2018 appointing AbdulAziz Essa Ahmed Hareb AlFalahi as CEO of Corporate …

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UAE and China: Business and trade deals signed during the historic visit

The United Arab States and China have signed more than a dozen business and trade agreements and memoranda of understanding during a landmark visit by the Chinese President Xi Jinping to the UAE over the past three days. The agreements included an announcement on Friday that a Chinese state-owned financial services company would set up within Abu Dhabi’s main financial …

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