August 30, 2016

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    PAAET launches project to plant 100,000 seedlings

    The Public Authority for Applied Education and Training (PAAET) launched on Wednesday a national project to plant 100,000 seedlings in its nurseries in Al-Shuwaikh area. PAAET works to conserve indigenous desert plants that can thrive in the county’s environment and consume less water than most plants, PAAET deputy director general Hajraf Al-Hajraf said in a press statement. Moreover, he noted how proud PAAET employees are of the success of such projects, adding that the people of Kuwait are steadfast in their support of the nation and its academic institutions. The aim of the project is to salvage the environment, PAAET official…

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    MECA, OSC sign pact to construct wooden paths in Qurum Natural Park

    The Ministry of Environment and Climate Affairs (MECA) in Muscat represented by the Directorate General for Conservation of Nature and Oman Shipping Company (OSC) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to construct two wooden paths in Qurum Natural Park. The agreement was signed last week at the ministry building. Mahmood bin Yahia al Dihli, director general of administrative and financial affairs, MECA, and Tariq bin Mohammed al Junaidi, CEO, OSC signed the agreement. The construction will not just beautify but will also make it convenient for visitors to the Qurm park. Article source – http://www.muscatdaily.com/Archive/Oman/MECA-OSC-sign-pact-to-construct-wooden-paths-in-Qurum-Natural-Park-4s32#ixzz4H7NTpI8E

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    Madhab Sulpheric Spring Park in Fujairah upgraded

    Sitting north of Fujairah overlooking Al Hajar Mountains, Madhab Sulpheric Spring Park has long been a place to unwind, relax and entertain children. Following a major upgrade, the 39,000-square-metre park has a new lush, green landscape, playground equipment and other facilities. Residents welcomed the refurbishment, saying many of the facilities were old and in need of maintenance. “Madhab park is one of the few getaways in Fujairah, especially during cool weather,” said Thuraya Aziz, a 30-year-old Tunisian mother of three: “My kids love to ride their bikes there due to the huge space compared to other parks. It’s one of…

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    Middle East Consultant Awards back for second year

    The second Middle East Consultant Awards event is to be held on 8 November 2016 at the Ritz Carlton, Jumeirah Beach Residence in Dubai. Registrations for the second instalment of the Middle East Consultant Awards, to be held on 8 November 2016, are now open at www.meconsultantawards.com. The awards, which will be held at the Ritz Carlton, Jumeirah Beach Residence in Dubai, celebrate the achievements of consultants, architects and designers in the Middle East, along with the iconic projects that they create. Following the success of the first-ever Middle East Consultant Awards in 2015, which saw over 250 guests attend…

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    Pokémon Go fans advised to watch their step in Dubai’s parks

    Pokémon Go fans should use civic senses and obey safety and privacy rules while playing the game in Dubai’s public parks, a senior official has said. Fears about the new gaming craze raising safety and privacy concerns have mounted across the world and Dubai is no exception. While parks and other open areas are touted as the best places to chase the virtual Pokémon characters, players will not be allowed to cross their limits in parks, the Dubai Municipality has clarified. The municipality slaps a fine of Dh500 for damaging or plucking flowers. In the wake of reports of players endangering…

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PAAET launches project to plant 100,000 seedlings

Aug 14, 2016

The Public Authority for Applied Education and Training (PAAET) launched on Wednesday a national project to plant 100,000 seedlings in its nurseries in Al-Shuwaikh area. PAAET works to conserve indigenous desert plants that can thrive in the county’s environment and consume less water than most plants, PAAET deputy director general Hajraf Al-Hajraf said in a press statement. Moreover, he noted how proud PAAET employees are of the success of such projects, adding that the people of Kuwait are steadfast in their support of the nation and its academic institutions. The aim of the project is to salvage the environment, PAAET official…

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MECA, OSC sign pact to construct wooden paths in Qurum Natural Park

Aug 12, 2016

The Ministry of Environment and Climate Affairs (MECA) in Muscat represented by the Directorate General for Conservation of Nature and Oman Shipping Company (OSC) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to construct two wooden paths in Qurum Natural Park. The agreement was signed last week at the ministry building. Mahmood bin Yahia al Dihli, director general of administrative and financial affairs, MECA, and Tariq bin Mohammed al Junaidi, CEO, OSC signed the agreement. The construction will not just beautify but will also make it convenient for visitors to the Qurm park. Article source – http://www.muscatdaily.com/Archive/Oman/MECA-OSC-sign-pact-to-construct-wooden-paths-in-Qurum-Natural-Park-4s32#ixzz4H7NTpI8E

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LED lighting market set to soar

Jul 27, 2016

Increased demand for energy efficient lighting solutions in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) is spurring fresh growth for the LED market, as the sustainable and long-lasting luminaire looks to dominate the regional architectural and public lighting landscape. Analysts Frost & Sullivan estimate that the GCC’s LED (light-emitting diode) market was worth $900m in 2015, comprising 38% of the region’s total $2.4bn lighting fixtures market for the year. As regional governments implement eco-friendly green building regulations along with public and street light retrofitting programmes, demand for LED technology is expected to grow by 16-17% annually over the next five years. According…

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Dubai in top 10 green cities

Jun 25, 2016

Dubai has been ranked among the top 10 cities in the world for green building, according to a recent white paper published by Solidiance, a management consultancy firm focused on Asia. The emirate ranked eighth on the list. Dubai was given a score of 43.5%, and scored strongly in the ‘green building efficiency and performance’ category. Paris, Singapore and London ranked among the top three global cities for green buildings. The white paper aims to assess and compare the performance of the top 10 global cities specifically with regards to green buildings, with performance rated across four categories: City-wide green…

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Students in Oman create ‘Plant Coffee’

Jun 23, 2016

A group of Omani students have created an eco-friendly liquid manure that claims to help plants grow faster. Econas, the student-run company said this first-of-its-kind product will help Omani farmers grow their flowers and vegetables more smoothly. Made up of 11 members, the company will start selling its “Plant Coffee” next week. Farmers in Oman currently use solid manure, which takes more time to blend with soil and is more expensive. The new “Plant Coffee” is set be sold at a price of 350 Omani baisa per litre. “It provides better nutrition to a plant as its ingredients consist of only…

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Contract to build ‘green’ school in The Sustainable City awarded

Jun 18, 2016

UAE based Diamond Developers has granted a key contract to Danish architect and design practice Cebra for designing a hi-tech school inside ‘The Sustainable City’, its first residential community in Dubai. The project aims to rethink teaching and learning environments in a sustainable way. The school offers a modern alternative to the often very dense and air conditioned school buildings that one often experiences in hot climates, said the top architect. The school has been designed to have students pass directly from their classrooms out into open learning landscapes with greenery, wind towers and shaded outdoor spaces, ensuring a pleasant climate…