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November 22, 2017

Dubai Municipality has begun exploratory work for a major new sewage treatment system as part of its infrastructure drive to accommodate continued population growth.

The Dubai Strategic Sewer Tunnel Project, for which Dubai Municipality has engaged Parsons Overseas Limited as engineering consultant, will involve construction of more than 70km of tunnels supported by approximately 140km of link sewers and key pumping stations.

It will serve the city for at least the next 50 years, a statement said.

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November 22, 2017

(AETOS Wire)-- Andersen Global is proud to announce a presence in Uganda by way of a Collaboration Agreement with Ligomarc Advocates, a financial and corporate tax and legal firm. The firm is led by Managing Partner, Kabiito Karamagi. The addition of Ligomarc Advocates as a Collaborating Firm of Andersen Global continues the organization’s expansion in Africa. Ligomarc is Andersen Global’s fourth location in Africa.

“Integrity, excellence, and putting the client at the center have always been of paramount importance to us, and our collaboration with Andersen Global will allow us to ensure"...

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November 22, 2017

(AETOS Wire)-- On November 20, China Global Investment Forum Hangzhou 2017 opened. The forum was hosted by the Hangzhou Municipal People's Government and the Department of Commerce of Zhejiang Province, and organized by the Hangzhou Investment Promotion Bureau and Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC.

Themed 'Sharing the Opportunity of Hangzhou, Co-building a World-renowned City', the event brought together nearly 1,000 renowned experts, scholars and entrepreneurs from home and abroad, to interpret Hangzhou's economy, explore Hangzhou's future industries, look into the investment trends"...

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November 22, 2017

The 3rd Annual The Maritime Standard Ship Finance & Trade Conference, held at the Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort, assembled a high quality panel of speakers, from a wide variety of backgrounds, to discuss and debate the key issues and trends facing the shipping and ports market in the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent, with a particular focus on financial issues. The audience of around 150 heard from some of the leading and most well-known personalities in the business, including senior executives with many years’ experience in their chosen fields, who highlighted the importance of building partnerships to help accelerate investment-led growth within the industry.

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November 22, 2017

(AETOS Wire)-- FS-Elliott, a leading manufacturer of oil-free, centrifugal compressors, has announced that their office in Saudi Arabia has been nominated for three MEED Awards in the categories of Industrial Company of the Year, Manufacturer of the Year, and Supplier of the Year. The MEED Awards recognize and honor contractors, consultants, suppliers, service providers and clients that have been instrumental to the extraordinary infrastructure growth in the Gulf Coast Region.

Located in Support Industries Area, Jubail, FS-Elliott Saudi Arabia began in 2008 as a joint venture between FS-Elliott and GAS"...

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November 18, 2017

The UAE has announced a four-day holiday for employees of ministries and federal government departments, beginning November 30 until Sunday (December 3) to mark Prophet Mohammad's (PBUH) birthday, the National Day, and the Commemoration Day, reported state news agency Wam.

The work will resume on Monday (December 4), said the report, citing a circular from Federal Authority for Government Human Resources (FAHR).

The circular came in accordance with the provisions of the Cabinet's Decision No. 13 for 2012 concerning the executive regulations of the Human Resources Law in the federal government and its amendments, which sets the official holidays of the ministries and federal bodies in"...

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November 14, 2017

Ministry of Community Development signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) with Emirates Rehabilitation & Homecare Center, a subsidiary of Emirates Healthcare Company, to support UAE families with social care and development.

The signing ceremony took place recently, where HE Sana Mohammad Suhail, Undersecretary at the Ministry of Community Development and Dr Georges Feghali, COO of Emirates Healthcare Company, signed the agreement on behalf of their respective entities.

The cooperation agreement aims at achieving the strategic objectives of the Ministry, which"...

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November 9, 2017

European bulk logistics provider RB Logistics (RB) has appointed GAC Abu Dhabi for a second time to provide a complete logistics service package. The two-year contract covers freight services, transportation, warehousing and handling of talcum powder from Italy to Ruwais for a client of IMI FABI.

GAC will arrange for collection of talc from IMI FABI’s mine in Italy and send it by sea to Abu Dhabi, where it will handle the customs clearance before transporting to GAC’s Mina Zayed warehouse. There, the talc will be loaded into RB’s 40-foot"...

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October 31, 2017

The GAC Group has won the Ship Agency of the Year title at The Maritime Standard Awards 2017. It is the second consecutive year the company has received this prestigious accolade.

GAC’s award recognises it as the agency that has made the greatest contribution to the shipping industry in the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent, measured across a range of variables including customer service, efficiency, network outreach, new products and services launched, and new business secured.

Fredrik Nyström, Group Vice President"...

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October 26, 2017

Meet Sophia: a smart and outspoken … robot. Saudi Arabia on Wednesday made the advanced lifelike humanoid robot a citizen, the first country to grant citizenship to a robot.

The announcement was made at the Future Investment Initiative (FII) summit in Riyadh, a major investment conference hosted by the Public Investment Fund (PIF) that aims to highlight the Kingdom’s ambitious Vision 2030 plan for the future.

“We have a little announcement. We just learnt, Sophia; I hope you are listening to me, you have been awarded the first Saudi citizenship for"...

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