Sunday 5 July 2015

Stricter laws to open up waste management market

Opportunities in the Asia-Pacific hazardous waste management market vary across the region as many countries continue to send most of their locally produced hazardous waste to non-sanitary landfills. While the challenge is vast, the market provides ample opportunities for market


Jotun unveils latest ‘Fenomastic My Home’ range

Leading paint manufacturer Jotun unveiled its latest ‘Fenomastic My Home’ paint, featuring three new theme with an array of colours. Certain to attract wide-ranging attention in Saudi Arabia, the additions to the existing Fenomastic offering are based on extensive res


Pearl Route homes in Bahrain may be revamped

Homes in historic neighbourhoods in Muharraq, Bahrain, could finally be redeveloped as part of a multi-million-dinar heritage scheme. They are located on the Pearl Route, which has been granted World Heritage Site status by the United Nations (UN), said a report in the Gulf D


ME property market among world’s fastest growing

Middle East real estate market revenues have augmented at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.7 per cent between 2009 and 2014, making it one of the fastest growing sectors across the world, a report said. Foreign real estate developers have infused billions of dollars in


Aster DM to help rebuild 500 houses in Nepal

Aster DM Foundation, the charitable arm of Aster DM healthcare, has donated Dh1.4 million ($381,077) to the Nepal Prime Minister’s relief fund to rebuild 500 houses in earthquake-stricken villages. It includes 23 homes of Aster employees that were destroyed by the tragedy,


Electro Scan’s sewer leak detection van to help US firm

San Francisco Public Utilities Commission has placed an order for a sewer leak detection van to help locate and measure defects that allow infiltration into its wastewater collection system, said Electro Scan, a leading electronics manufacturer. The commission is a leader is usin


Emaar chief to set up real estate institute

Mohamed Alabbar, the founder and chairman of Emaar Properties, has unveiled plans for the region’s first not-for-profit ‘real estate’ educational institute to provide world-class training for the real estate sector. The centre of excellence, fully funded by Alab


Architectural lighting focus for Abu Dhabi summit

Adoption of smart energy-efficient LED lighting solutions in architecture will come under focus at the upcoming fourth annual Middle East Smart Lighting and Energy Summit 2015 in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Organised by Expotrade, a global conference and event organiser, the event takes place on N


Madinah airport set for Phase One launch

A new terminal at Saudi Arabia’s Prince Mohammad bin Abdulaziz International Airport in Madinah will be opened today by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman. Built on an area of four million sq m, the new terminal, which is part of the first phase expansion, wi


Drake & Scull boosts GCC ownership limit to 100pc

Drake & Scull, a leading engineering and construction company based in Dubai, UAE, in a major move has increased the ownership limit for nationals from the Gulf region to 100 per cent from 49 per cent. The move was effective from Thursday, it said in the statement. N

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