Saturday 3 December 2016

Move to expand Salalah Port infrastructure

An initiative by Oman’s Tanfeedh, a national programme for enhancing economic diversification, looks to carry out significant upgrade of Salalah Port’s infrastructure, said a report. The initiative is aimed at boosting the hub’s container capacity and facilitati


Alara to appoint company to supervise Al Hadeeth project

Australia-based Alara Resources Limited, a minerals exploration and mining development company, has finalised terms to appoint a project management company to supervise and administer the development of the Al Hadeeth Copper-Gold Project in Oman, said a report. The proposed agree


Tanfeedh moots minerals railway line

Oman’s Tanfeedh, a national programme for enhancing economic diversification, has proposed a public-private-partnership (PPP) model for setting up a dedicated minerals-based railway freight line, said a report. The proposal covers a 337-km railway line connecting Shuwaymiya


Silicon Waha to set up electronics factories

Egypt’s Silicon Waha and China’s electronics company ZTE and Transsion, as well as Huawei and Megan, have signed agreements to set up electronics factories in Borg El-Arab and Assiut technology parks, a report said.  “In a short period, we concluded deals w


Saudi king lays foundation for giant maritime complex

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud yesterday (November 29) laid the cornerstone for a major commercial maritime project near Jubail that helps to meet the development, localization and diversification objectives outlined by Saudi Vision 2030. The development o


Honeywell holds security, fire safety symposium

Honeywell, a global technology leader, recently held a Security and Fire Technology Symposium in Muscat, Oman, in line with government initiatives across the region to more strictly enforce regulations designed to protect people and property. The symposium, the first of several r


New plastics plant to be set up in Kizad

Abu Dhabi Ports has signed a Musataha agreement with Integral Plastic Industries Company to build a new manufacturing plant in Khalifa Industrial Zone (Kizad) with an investment of Dh10 million ($2.7 million). The agreement was signed by Mana Mohammed Saeed Al Mulla, CEO of Kizad


Mwani Qatar, Milaha form JV to manage Hamad Port

Qatar Ports Management Company (Mwani Qatar) and Qatar Navigation (Milaha) have established a new company, QTerminals, to manage the new Hamad Port in Umm Al-Houl near Mesaieed. As per the agreement, the new company will be co-owned by Mwani Qatar (51 per cent) and Milaha (49 per


GCC petchem firms 'must explore new partnerships'

GCC petrochemical producers should explore new partnership models for collaboration to collectively capitalise on market access, in order to become a global industry powerhouse, according to a top official. Speaking at the 11th annual Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association


Jenaan to showcase food security projects at SIAL

Abu Dhabi-based Jenaan Investment, an investment specialist within the agricultural value chain, will showcase its latest food security projects at SIAL Middle East 2016, to be held next month in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The 7th edition of Sial Middle East will run from December 5 to 7, a

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