Friday 19 January 2018

Sharjah to cultivate salt-tolerant plants

Experiments for cultivating salt-tolerant plants have started in Sharjah by the Department of Municipalities and Agriculture Affairs in the emirate, a media report said. Department officials have already paid a series of visits to Al Zubair area accompanied by experts from the In


Climate Innovations Exchange kicks off in Abu Dhabi

The Climate Innovation Exchange (CLIX) kicked off at the World Future Energy Summit 2018, running from January 15 to 18, as part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week. CLIX is being held under the patronage of the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment and is hosting 27 entrep


Dubai hospital conducts robot-assisted surgery

Mediclinic City Hospital in Dubai, UAE has announced that it successfully carried out the first two robotic-assisted orthopaedic surgeries in the Middle East. The NAVIO Surgical System offers accurate and partial knee replacements and the AI solution was used to conduct the succe


Masdar, Daewoo partner to develop desal tech

Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company has signed a strategic agreement with Daewoo Engineering & Construction to support the commercialisation of low-energy reverse osmosis (RO) seawater desalination plants in Mena and Asia. The agreement was signed by Hyo Joon J


Masdar signs pact to speed up desal technologies

Masdar has signed an agreement with Saudi Arabia’s Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) and the Abu Dhabi-based Khalifa University of Science and Technology (KUST) to advance development of sustainable desalination technologies. The memorandum of understanding (MoU) w


Masdar, Bee’ah win funding for Sharjah WTE project

Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company Masdar and leading environmental management company Bee’ah said they have secured financing commitments for their flagship multi-fuel waste-to-energy (WTE) project to be set up in Sharjah. The duo also announced the finalisation of the design


Tadweer signs Abu Dhabi waste management contracts

The Centre of Waste Management in Abu Dhabi (Tadweer) has signed five new contracts, worth Dh165 million ($45 million) for waste management investment projects in the emirate with leading firms in the waste sector, said a report. The contracts were announced at the CWM-Tadweer bo


DHA to have unified immunization records

The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) will create a unique immunization record for each individual in Dubai to improve preventative care, said a top health official on the sidelines of the ongoing Dubai Health Forum. Amani Al Jassmi, director of Information Technology at the DHA, said


Cleveland Clinic to share knowledge at Arab Health

Leading physicians from Cleveland Clinic in the US, and from Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, will be sharing their vision of healthcare excellence during the 2018 Arab Health Congress, the region’s largest healthcare event in Dubai, UAE. The exhibition will run from January 29


Al Falah signs up CBRE for region's first medical mall

UAE-based Al Falah Healthcare group has signed up leading global real estate consulting firm CBRE as the leasing and consulting partner for its Medical Mall project coming up at Khalifa City in capital Abu Dhabi. A first-of-its-kind in the region to specialise in medical services, the

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