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Dubai attracted US$6.94bn in FDI in 2016, reveals Crown Prince of Dubai

hamdanDubai attracted US$6.94bn in foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows in 2016 and succeeded in maintaining its position among the top 10 global cities in attracting foreign investment, ranking seventh worldwide, announced Crown Prince of Dubai and chairman of the Executive Council HH Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

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DEWA and GE to collaborate on 3D printing and additive manufacturing projects

DEWA GEDubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has signed an MoU with GE Additive to collaborate on 3D printing, additive manufacturing and digital technologies for the ‘Industrial Internet’

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Moroccan tech city boosted by US$10bn preliminary funding deal

Tangier 5184aThe new industrial and technology hub, located close to the city of Tangiers, will be funded by Chinese group Haite 002023.SZ, BMCE's Bank of Africa and the Moroccan government


According to Construction News, the Moroccan and the Chinese government signed a preliminary memorandum of understanding last year for the 2,000-HA city, which will deliver 100,000 jobs and accommodate 300,000 inhabitants, Industry Minister Moulay Hafid El Alamy said in a presentation. 

North Africa Post have reported that Ilyas El Omari, president of the Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima region, said that said the project will create jobs in the region, promote technology transfer and boost the competitiveness of the Moroccan economy.

The new multiple industrial zones will specialise in sectors including aeronautics, automobiles, telecommunications, renewable energy, and transport equipment. Reuters have reported that Chinese firms have been active in the Maghreb, especially in Algeria. In Morocco they have been involved in a number of infrastructure projects, including a suspension bridge connecting the capital Rabat with the neighbouring city of Sale that is among the longest in Africa and was completed last year.

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ACTS wins quality control, geotechnical and testing works on Qatar stadiums

AlWakrahStadiumAdvanced Construction Technology Services (ACTS), consulting organisation in the field of construction materials and geotechnical engineering, has announced that it will provide services in connection with five World Cup stadiums and three related energy centres being built for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar

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Farnek secures ESCO accreditation

farnekUAE-based total facilities management company Farnek has been officially accredited as an approved Energy Services Company (ESCO) by Dubai’s Regulatory Supervisory Bureau (RSB)

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