32 UAE govt departments to take part in Wetex
Dubai, April 10, 2014
As many as 32 federal and local government departments from the UAE are set to take part in the 16th Water, Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition (Wetex) 2014 next week in Dubai.
The exhibition under the theme ‘At the forefront of sustainability,’ which is organised by the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa), will run from April 14 to 16 at the Dubai International Exhibition and Convention Center.
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, vice chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy and Managing Director and CEO of Dewa said that the participation of government bodies is one of the main elements of Wetex uniqueness in the region.
“Many government departments will highlight issues related to energy, water environment and sustainability. In addition, major private sector companies will use this platform to explore co-operation opportunities with government entities,” he said.
Some government participants include the Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (Adwea) and the Abu Dhabi Sewerage Services Company (ADSSC), owned by Adwea. First time participants include the Dubai Police, Sheikh Zayed Housing Programme and Society of Engineers - UAE.
Masdar will showcase its sustainability solutions. A multi-faceted initiative dedicated to developing alternative energy technologies and solutions, Masdar promotes moving from an economy that is dependent on fossil fuels to a sustainable economy that is environment oriented.
The Ministry of Environment and Water will display its latest solutions, with a focus on its services and initiatives as well as management of water resources, dams, environment and agricultural affairs.
It will discuss renewable and sustainable energy topics and promote these quality solutions of utilising energy and diversifying its resources to supporting its trade and contributing the goal of a diversified economy.
The Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) will display its latest green solutions, while the Dubai Municipality will showcase its environmental projects.
The Emirates Global Aluminium, which was established through a joint agreement between Mubadala Development Company (Mubadala) and Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD) following the merger of Emirates Aluminium (Emal) and Dubai Aluminium (Dubal) will also be taking part, along with the Zayed International Prize for the Environment.
Other institutions taking part in the exhibition include Federal Electricity & Water Authority (Fewa), Sharjah Electricity & Water Authority (Sewa), Mohammed Bin Rashid Establishment for SME Development, Hamriya Free Zone Sharjah, Ajman Municipality & Planning Department, Dibba Fujairah Municipality, Department of Municipal Affair – Al Ain City, Department of Planning and Development – Trakhees, Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation, and Environment Centre for Arab Towns (Ecat).
In 2012, oil and gas sectors were added to the overall sectors covered by Wetex, which enabled more public and private companies to join the exhibition, such as Drydocks World, navigation and marine services provider for shipping, oil and gas and energy sectors.
The Emirates Environmental Group (EEG), which has expanded its efforts this year to include collaborations with Dewa, will organise a range of recreational activities for school and university students, one of which is the Green Week from April 14 to 20 this year.
Emirates Scientific Club will highlight proposals of the divisions of the Department of Electronics and Computer Science Department and the Department of Environmental Sciences and the Department of Aviation and the Department of Agriculture and the Photography Department and the Department of Astronomy.
Sharjah’s Environment and Protected Areas Authority (Eppa) will shed light on environment preservation topics of and its natural resources. - TradeArabia News Service