UAE bids to host 2018 tunnelling congress
Dubai, December 10, 2013
The Society of Engineers UAE has bid to host the World Tunnelling Congress in 2018, which could is likely to attract over 5,000 international engineers and experts.
Essa Al Maidoor, president of the society, announced this at the ongoing Arabian Tunnelling Conference (ATC) in Dubai.
“The World Expo 2020 won by the UAE is the result of prepared projects, plans and programmes commensurate with its international status, and meets the needs and requirements of the establishment of such a global event,” remarked Al Maidoor in his opening remarks.
“The inaugural ATC event demonstrates that the UAE engineering community and ecosystem is ready to host a global event that highlights the importance of underground space utilisation for above-the-ground transportation system, energy, water and telecommunication.”
The Dubai conference, organised by the society in co-operation with the International Tunnelling Association (ITA), is being attended by delegates from 50 countries, 150 students from national and international engineering universities.
As many as 70 research papers are being presented and 30 companies are exhibiting for best practices in tunnelling. - TradeArabia News Service