Monday 21 August 2017

Egypt’s Ecard to revive contractual agri project

The Egyptian Company for Agricultural and Rural Development (Ecard) plans to revive the contractual agriculture project in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture and the Egyptian Poultry Producers Union, a top official said. The plan will start with cultivating yellow maize


Dubai officials to attend service quality training at Disney Institute

Smart Dubai is organising a trip for Happiness Champions from various government entities in Dubai to attend a training course on the ‘Quality of Service’ at the Disney Institute in Orlando, US. This is part of Smart Dubai’s efforts to achieve the goals of the H


Agthia opens first store in Dubai

Agthia Group, a leading food and beverage group in the UAE, has opened its first store in Dubai and launched a partnership programme with UAE government institutions.  The new store was opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by Mohamed Haji Al Khoori, director genera


UAE humanitarian aid to Yemen tops $1.2bn

UAE’s humanitarian assistance, including long-term aid for refugees and displaced people, amounted to Dh4.48 billion ($1.23 billion) in the three-year period between 2015 and July 2017, a report said. This aid contributed to saving lives, reducing suffering, and maintaining


Saudi to allow Qatar pilgrims thro' Salwa border

Saudi Arabia's King Salman has approved the entry of Qatari pilgrims to the kingdom through the Salwa border crossing to perform Haj, a Saudi Press Agency report said. All Qatari nationals who wish to enter for Haj will be allowed to enter without electronic permits following


Submissions open for UAE Ideas Award 2017

Dubai Quality Group has started accepting the submissions to the sixth cycle UAE Ideas Conference & Award 2017. Under the patronage of HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, president of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, chairman of Dubai Airports, chairman and chief executive o


Tareq Al Hosani appointed CEO of Tawazun Economic Council

Abu Dhabi-based Tawazun Economic Council has announced the appointment of Tareq Abdul Raheem Al Hosani as the chief executive officer of the council and Tawazun Holding, a Wam news agency report said. The council was founded in 1992 to fulfil a vision of comprehensive and sustain


Online registration for VAT in UAE from mid-September

An integrated online registration system for tax purposes will be open for businesses effective mid-September 2017, according to the UAE Federal Tax Authority (FTA). The announcement was made at a media briefing by the FTA to highlight all aspects of the FTA's work and the fu


DIFC Courts logs growth in volumes, values

Dubai’s DIFC Courts witnessed sustained growth in the first six months of 2017, with the English-language, common law judiciary continuing to help global businesses resolve their largest and most complex disputes. The judiciary is also becoming the increasingly preferred fo


Morocco plans $268m agri spend over 4 years

Morocco has allocated MAD2.6 billion ($268 million) to develop 92 agricultural projects in the Laâyoune-Sakia El Hamra region over the period 2016-2020, a report said. The investment is based on generating agricultural products with high added value, solidarity farming, and

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