In Brief

February 2018

RAK starts Phase II dredging

THE UAE government has started the second phase of dredging operations in connection with the berth extension project at Saqr Port in the northern emirate of Ras Al Khaimah, reported state news agency Wam, citing a notice to Mariners issued by the Harbour Master of RAK Ports. The work is expected to last for two weeks, subject to weather conditions, it stated.


EU deadline for exporters

THE UAE Ministry of Economy has issued a statement on the announcement of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) that the deadline for the registration of exporters of materials and products that have chemical components to the EU in accordance with REACH (European Regulation on Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals) is on May 31. Exporters of non-registered products of more than one ton per year will not be able to send their products to the EU after that date, the ministry said in a statement.


10 Turkish firms set up units

EVERY year 10 Turkish companies will establish their industrial units in Special Economic Zones of Qatar, as per an agreement between Turkey and Qatar, said an official.

Musiad (Independent Industrialists and Businessmen Association) with 11,000 members and 60,000 companies will also facilitate and guide intending Turkish investors to invest in Qatar’s economic zones, Ibrahim Uyar, chairman of foreign organisational development commission of Musiad, was quoted as saying in the Peninsula Qatar report.


Shell Oman awards solar deals

SHELL Development Oman (SDO) recently awarded a further two contracts to Hussam Technology Company LLC (HTC), an Omani small and medium enterprise (SME), for the design and construction of solar photovoltaic (PV) generation systems to be installed in two public schools located in the Al Batinah North Governorate. Contracts for the latest solar school sites were signed by Dr Firas Al Abdwani for HTC and by Chris Breeze, Shell’s Country Chairman for SDO.

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