Tuesday , 19 March 2019

Infrastructure

Warnings against SDG ‘rush’ ahead of Rio+20 Summit

The setting of internationally agreed sustainable development goals (SDGs) has emerged as a dominant likely outcome of next month’s Rio+20 Summit in Brazil. The goals would be based on the principles of Agenda 21, set in 1992 at the first Rio Earth Summit, and would seek to enhance human and natural wellbeing by driving countries onto economically, socially and environmentally acceptable development …

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Africa, new magnet for the world economy

The first New York Forum AFRICA will be held in Libreville in Gabon, from 8-10 June 2012 45 days to go until the first New York Forum AFRICA (http://www.ny-forum-africa.com) to be held in Libreville in Gabon, from 8-10 June 2012, and numerous personalities are responding to the call of a continent which from now on is one of the players …

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Groundwater development is not the answer for Africa

Research showing the extent of Africa’s significant groundwater reserves should not detract from the real challenges to meeting the continent’s drinking water demands, argues Roger Calow, head of the Overseas Development Institute’s Water Policy Programme. Recent research has found that Africa’s groundwater resources — water found in non-renewable aquifers underground — are 100 times greater than that found in rivers and lakes. Shallower …

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Aquatech Awarded Order for Demineralizing Plant in Saudi Arabia

Aquatech, a global leader in water purification technology for industrial and infrastructure markets, has won an order for a demineralizing plant for IBN Rushd, a Saudi Arabia Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) affiliate petrochemical facility, in Yanbu, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The technology supplied by Aquatech is a mixed bed demineralizer of 130 cubic meters per hour capacity. The plant will …

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Africa is the new growth hub

Sun City – President Jacob Zuma has likened Africa’s growth pace to that of Asia, saying the continent is fast making good progress economically and is on its way to achieving economic growth and improving the quality of life of Africans. “As you can appreciate, we are standing in an incredibly privileged position today, where we can witness Africa’s epic …

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Arab countries need green economies rooted in science

Reforms in the Arab region should focus on transitioning to a green economy, argues award-winning environmental advocate Najib Saab. Uprisings in Arab countries have been at the centre of global news coverage for more than a year. Although it is still too early to speculate on the final outcome, the hope is that the Arab Spring will eventually steer a new …

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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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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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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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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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