Work on Dh200 million landfill site begins in UAQ

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UMM AL QUWAIN // Work on the first phase of a Dh200 million landfill site has begun.

The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment said the 562,000 square metre project will be completed by 2017.

UAE rain research programme calls for scientists from other fields to contribute

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Water scarcity may be solved by rain enhancement technology, but not before scientists from unrelated fields contribute to the research, meteorologists say.

The announcement came as meteorologists spoke at New York University Abu Dhabi on Wednesday to encourage researchers from many disciplines to submit proposals for the second round of awards for the UAE Research Project for Rain Enhancement Science.

Government must be among people, UAE Vice-President says

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Development and infrastructure projects worth Dh7 billion will be implemented in the Eastern Region over the next five years, it was announced on Monday.

The projects were approved by His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, as he visited Fujairah and inspected various projects on Monday.

Prepare 100-day plan, Mohammad Bin Rashid tells Cabinet

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Members of the new UAE Cabinet were encouraged to come up with a 100-day work plan to expedite progress in a first meeting on Sunday, presided over by His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

Shaikh Mohammad said the UAE government, under the leadership of President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, had made progress in all fields and has started a new phase of government work after endorsing the new Cabinet of the UAE Federal Government to shape the future.