UAE not sidetracked by geopolitical tensions and falling oil prices

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Abu Dhabi: The UAE will not allow itself to be sidetracked by oil prices or geopolitical situations in the neighbourhood, a top official of the Abu Dhabi government said at the NBAD Global Financial Markets Forum on Wednesday.

“It’s [the geopolitical issues] a sideshow. We are watching, and we are doing the proper planning and execution. We have a robust strategy to deal with different situations,” said Khalifa Salem Al Mansouri, Undersecretary of Department of Economic Development, Abu Dhabi.

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.