Rise in waste, especially municipal waste, is likely to become a major reason for concern for the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), with the total waste generated to increase from 94 Mn MT in 2015 to as high as 120 Mn MT per annum by 2020. Geographically, this will be spurred by the rapid increase in waste generation predominantly in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) and the United Arab emirates (UAE). The rise is significant as municipalities in the GCC are not equipped to handle this level of waste generation through the existing landfilling strategies. Adoption of alternate handling mechanisms to deal with the problem of increasing waste would be required, especially when the block of countries is also striving to make amends to the energy mix. Mr. Abhay Bhargava, Associate Director & Regional Head – Middle East – Energy & Environment Practice, Frost & Sullivan notes “GCC will have to make a radical move towards integrated waste management with emphasis on “waste-to-value” methods such as recycling and waste-to-energy coming into the picture. This can already be seen in the form of the recent tenders for waste management in the GCC, as well as in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)”.
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The BURJ CEO Awards was launched in Washington DC UAE Leadership, Top CEOs & Organizations from all over the world were the winners
Boeing 777 jet (Emirate’s EK521) which was making a flight from Trivandrum International Airport (India) to Dubai Airport (UAE) has encountered a clash right before landing at the Dubai Airport. The Emirates flight is witnessed to have caught fire while in air – with witnesses at the airport saying that smoke was seen around the plane even before landing. It is known that the flight captain gave an emergency signal just about when EK521 was supposed to be getting ready for landing.
New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, The Future of Facility Management (http://www.frost.com/sublib/display-report.do?id=MBEB-01-00-00-00&src=PR), finds that the market will touch $945.11 billion by 2025 with integrated FM (IFM) as the fastest growing segment. The study examines 8 trends transforming the FM market and envisions the industry in ten years’ time. The research offers growth projections, a vision of future competition, technology impact, emerging business models, and details the key Mega Trends shaping the market.
The United Arab Emirates have continuously showed commitment towards global goals even before the launch of the recent Sustainable Development Goals. From green technology and innovation, the Emirates are soaring on top of their game. These development which can be rightfully tagged and sustainable, and at some point regarded as responsible production and consumption is very much contributing to the economic development of the emirates.
Occupational health and safety is an administration set up in larger companies to prevent employees from being injured or contracting diseases in the course of their employment. This often becomes a necessity when the job at hand has a level of risk during work and thus, risk assessment can demonstrate a possible threshold limit value considering the pollutants or risks associated with the work. Construction companies, manufacturing industries, food processing industries, and other sectors where workers are exposed to toxins, injury, and possibly, death.
With several smart phone brands reigning on the market, it is the desire of most youth to acquire the best and classy mobile phone. Most often the qualities consumers look for are the version of the operating system, camera quality, lasting battery, internal memory capacity, and size/weight of the phone.
Economic development targeted at one sector of a country’s economy is a risky play; so as investments into the weak sector of an existing economy. For all developed and super economic countries, there is a multi-focused sector that generates revenue; and for all top billionaires, there is a variety of investments in different sectors. The United Arab Emirates is known to be an oil-fuelled economy, however, there are other sectors that are boosting the economic performance of UAE – Travel, Hospitality, and Tourism. UAE keeps pushing for new developments that strengthen their tourism sector to positively impact the emirates Gross Domestic Production. Investors must target these sectors of the UAE.
UAE MARKET REPORT H1 2016
Life in the capital of United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, is changing by the day. Taking a leaf out of neighbouring Dubai’s book, the emirate is on course to transforming itself to become one of the leading tourism and commercial hubs in the Middle East and North African region. For years, Abu Dhabi has been the industrial hub of the nation, housing industries ranging from oil refineries to cement manufacturing. Its port is already among the leading freight and cargo-handling facilities in the world and provides livelihood to thousands of expat and national workers.
Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA), the regulatory body for Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO), the integrated free zone technology park, has announced the completion of construction work on a 10,000 square meters student accommodation complex built at a total investment value of AED56 million.