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01 January 2017

Major egg farm in Oman

TOP Omani companies and a Japanese company have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to set up a major table-egg farm in the sultanate, which is expected to produce 360 million eggs every year, said a report. The egg farm which is projected to be the largest in the sultanate will come up in Ibri, Governorate of Al Dhahirah, and will be built in two phases at a total cost of $40 million, added the Oman Daily Observer report. The pact was signed between officials from Oman Flour Mills Company (OFM), Gulf Japan Food Fund (GJFF), IFFCO Group and Japan’s Ise Foods, it said.

 

Iran, Kazakhstan plan projects

IRAN and Kazakhstan have agreed on plans for setting up eight renewable energy projects in southern Kazakhstan, said a report. The two countries have decided to develop a number of energy plants, including photovoltaic power stations (also known as a solar park), reported the Iran Daily News, citing Kazakhstan’s Minister of Investments and Development. The agreement will focus on areas of customs, banking, agriculture, water management, transportation, communication, petrochemicals, tourism, health, cooperative, science, technology and mines.

 

3M names MD in Saudi Arabia

3M, a global science-based company, has appointed Karim Sarahni as the managing director for its operations in Saudi Arabia. Sarahni will lead 3M’s strategic plans to invest in the country following the foreign-owned trading license it received from the government recently. With over 25 years of experience working at 3M, he has amassed a wealth of industry and company-specific knowledge to enhance business development.

 

Abu Dhabi waste management

LEADING experts discussed multiple approaches to modelling the waste management system in Abu Dhabi, UAE, at a key workshop organised by Tadweer (Center of Waste Management - Abu Dhabi). The second stakeholder workshop on the Abu Dhabi Waste Master Plan 2040 brought together senior executives from the relevant fields who actively participated in the session, reported state news agency Wam. Tadweer’s general manager Eisa Saif Al Qubaisi described the workshop as extremely successful.




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