Dh550m Dubai recycling plant unveiled
Staff Report - Gulf News
Dubai: Kuwait-based National Projects Holding will set up a Dh550
million ($150 million) Dubai Recycling Park at the Dubai Industrial
City, a statement said.
Dubai Recycling Park (DRP), the first fully integrated waste management
and recycling facility in the Middle East. Construction is planned to
commence in mid-2007 and will be fully completed within 18 months.
Most GCC countries rank in the top ten worldwide in terms of waste
production per capita. Dubai's current construction boom ranks it fourth
Companies from Brazil are more aggressive in the Gulf
This is the opinion of Bernard Walsh, director of Dmg World Media,
organizers of the Big 5 Show, the Middle East's biggest trade show for
the building material industry. Brazil features 30 companies in this
year's show. 'The Brazilian display is fantastic,' Walsh told ANBA.
Marina Sarruf, special envoy*
Dubai - Brazil's participation in the Big 5 Show, the Middle East's
biggest trade show for the construction industry, in Dubai, attracted
the attention of the event organizers. "In the last three editions of
the fair, Brazilian companies have been increasingly aggressive in the
Arab Gulf region,' said Bernard Walsh, director of Dmg World Media, the
organizers of the trade show, in an interview to ANBA.
Organized by the Arab Brazilian Chamber of Commerce and by the Brazilian
Export and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex), the Brazilian stand
features 30 companies and organizations. According to Walsh, despite
their increased participation in the fair, Brazilian companies lack a
steadier presence in the Arab market.
Walsh also highlighted the creativity of the Brazilian stand. "The
Brazilian display is fantastic. They are doing a good job," he said. The
stand has two floors, and as bathrooms built using exhibitors' material
on its sides.
According to Walsh, Brazil has a great chance on the Gulf market.
"Construction projects emerge in Dubai and in the Gulf almost every day,
and I noticed that most Brazilian companies are in the stone and
ceramics industries, which are of interest to the market," he claimed.
The Big 5 features 2,900 exhibitors from 55 countries. According to the
organizersí estimates, more than 40,000 visitors are
expected, half of
them from outside the United Arab Emirates, coming from countries such
as Iran, Iraq, Egypt, Lebanon, Pakistan and others.