Mohammed bin Rashid briefed on map of Nakheel future investment projects





Mohammed bin Rashid briefed on map of Nakheel future investment projects

The UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has been briefed on the map of Nakheel's future investment projects.

He ordered the necessary measures to be taken to commence the implementation of The Nakheel Mall project on the beachfront at the bottom of the trunk of the Palm Jumeirah in Dubai at a cost of Dh 2.5 billion.

Sheikh Mohammed also ordered the commencement of The Pointe project, overlooking the Jumeirah Beach hotel and the Atlantis resort at a cost of Dh 800 million.

Sheikh Mohammed watched during his tour to the Nakheel headquarters a pictorial presentation that featured the two promising projects and their components: hotels, parks, recreational facilities and high quality services, which are unique in their designs and uses.

He was accompanied by H. H. Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, H. H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Aviation Authority and Chairman of Emirates Group, and other senior officials.

Ali Rashid Lootah, the Chairman of Nakheel, briefed Sheikh Mohammed about components of The Nakheel Mall, which stretches over a land area of one million square feet. Sheikh Mohammed was also briefed on The Pointe project.

Sheikh Mohammed ordered the introduction of a number of modern designs for some recreational facilities in the project after he saw the image of three-dimensional huge project of Nakheel. He expressed his satisfaction with the engineering designs and instructed the addition of new attractive elements to woo tourists and investors from around the world.

His Highness said, "We want Dubai to be on top in all of its projects because excellence remains forever."  - Emirates News Agency, WAM

 

Khalifa Foundation offers 12 ambulances to Tunisia

Tunis:  The Khalifa bin Zayed Foundation has offered 12 ambulances to the ministry of health in Tunisia.

The health assistance was delivered to the Tunisian health authorities during a ceremony attended by staff of the UAE Embassy there and the Tunisian Health Minister, Dr. Abdul-Latif Al-Makky.

The Foundation said the state-of-the-art ambulance would support health services provided to mothers and children. Additional medical equipment will arrive later.

Tunisian Health Minister Dr. Abdul-Latif Al-Makky told WAM the ambulances formed the first consignment of a package of health assistance the Foundation has promised to deliver to Tunisia.

''The health aid came under the umbrella of the distinguished ties between the brotherly peoples of the UAE and Tunisia,'' he added. - Emirates News Agency, WAM

 

Dubai Declaration vows to protect mother, child health

Delegates at a United Nations-convened High-level meeting on saving the lives of mothers and children in the Eastern Mediterranean Region held here on Thursday agreed to urgently accelerate steps to improve maternal and child health between now and the end of 2015.

The meeting, held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, also committed to reduce the gap between current funding levels and those required if the region is to meet Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5 on reducing maternal and child mortality.

The meeting was attended and addressed by UN Messenger of Peace and Chairperson of Dubai Healthcare City Authority Princess Haya bint Al Hussein, wife of Sheikh Mohammed, in the presence of Abdul Rahman Mohamed Al Oweis, Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development and Acting Minister of Health; and Essa Al Maidoor, Director General of the Dubai Health Authority.

“The hard truth is that in this region, around 39,000 women die as a result of pregnancy-related complications and around 923,000 children under five die of avoidable causes every year,” said Princess Haya.

“Our development as a region, as individual nations and communities, is dependent on our ability to nurture our children, to give them the best we have to offer, and to ensure they have equal access to education, to health, and to ensure they grow into healthy mothers and fathers, and ultimately, healthy citizens.” - Emirates News Agency, WAM

 

Dubai Economic Council to launch wide range of initiatives to support country's bid to host 2020 World Expo in Dubai

Reflecting the growing level of support across the country for the UAE's bid to host the 2020 World Expo, Dubai Economic Council (DEC) has announced its support as an official partner of the bid campaign. The DEC will seek to raise awareness of and generate support for the country's Expo bid through a range of upcoming events and outreach initiatives, along with actively participating in an ongoing series of briefing sessions for internal and external stakeholders.

Reflecting the growing level of support across the country for the UAE's bid to host the 2020 World Expo, Dubai Economic Council (DEC) has announced its support as an official partner of the bid campaign. The DEC will seek to raise awareness of and generate support for the country's Expo bid through a range of upcoming events and outreach initiatives, along with actively participating in an ongoing series of briefing sessions for internal and external stakeholders.

Commenting on this announcement, Reem Al Hashimy, Minister of State and Managing Director of the UAE Higher Committee for Hosting the 2020 World Expo in Dubai said: "We are very pleased that leading companies and government organisations across the UAE have joined this important national campaign, underlining the country's commitment to the Expo bid. Active support from both the public and the private sector is key to ensuring the UAE remains in a strong position to be selected as host of this extraordinary global event, which will provide lasting benefits for generations to come."

Under the theme Connecting Minds, Creating the Future, if the UAE's bid is successful to host the 2020 World Expo in Dubai, it will provide a platform for the global community to establish and strengthen partnerships that are vital for long-term, sustainable growth. This vision is in line with DEC's mandate to foster productive business environments, attract investments and enhance further Dubai's global competitiveness.

Following the announcement of DEC being named an official partner of the UAE's Expo bid, Hani Al Hamli, DEC's Secretary General, said: "Strategic partnerships between the public and private sector are vital to the success of the UAE's Expo bid. As a channel between these sectors, DEC is in a key position to reach out to a diverse range of stakeholders. We are very pleased to take part in this important campaign and we encourage other organisations across Dubai and the UAE to do the same."

World Expos - one of the oldest and largest international events - take place every five years and last for six months. Since 1851, World Expos have provided unique opportunities for people from across the globe to come together and celebrate the world's cultural diversity and marvel at its technological innovations.

Dubai, UAE, is competing against four other candidate cities bidding to host the 2020 World Expo. The winner will be announced in November 2013 following a vote by the 161 member nations of the Bureau International des Expositions, the intergovernmental organisation in charge of overseeing the calendar, bidding, selection and organisation of World Expos.  - Emirates News Agency, WAM

 

Etihad Airways to install Airbus A330 ailerons manufactured in the UAE

Senior representatives from Strata Manufacturing PJSC (Strata), the Al Ain based aerostructures facility wholly owned by Mubadala, have celebrated the delivery of their first four fully assembled Airbus A330 ailerons during a ceremony at Airbus' Bremen facility in Germany.

This delivery marks a significant turning point in Strata's relationship with Airbus SAS, elevating the company to a tier-one or direct supplier to Airbus for A330 assembled ailerons. It is also an important step for Strata towards becoming a competitive and reliable supplier to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) for primary structures of increasing complexity.

Designed to control roll and facilitate turning, the new critical wing structures will be mounted onto an A330 aircraft scheduled for delivery to Etihad Airways, in May.

As Etihad Airways prepares to celebrate its tenth anniversary, the installation of the ailerons marks another first for the airline, whereby one of its aircraft will now operate with primary components manufactured within the UAE.

All A330 aircraft require four ailerons; an inboard and outboard aileron mounted onto each wing. Each aileron measures five metres in length, weighs approximately 85 kilograms and is manufactured and assembled by specialised technicians using over 400 parts.

Last year, Strata sent a group of sixteen technicians to Nantes, France for a five-month intensive training program, while a second group of technicians have recently returned from Nantes to implement the skills they acquired throughout their training. The aileron panels are already being manufactured at Strata with a skilled team of technicians including Emirati women from Strata's successful apprenticeship schemes.

With this delivery, Strata is now a tier-one supplier of the A330 assembled ailerons to Airbus, and in December 2012, Strata also delivered its first ATR Vertical Fin to the Italian aerospace company, Alenia Aermacchi. This progression puts Strata in a favourable position to achieve its ambition of designing and manufacturing entire wing and empennage structures in the future. - Emirates News Agency, WAM


 














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