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دبي، الإمارات العربية المتحدة، 28 مارس 2017/PRNewswire/ — ارتفعت القيمة الإجمالية لمشاريع النقل النشطة في منطقة الخليج بنسبة 1% خلال شهر إلى فبراير 2017 لتبلغ 1,39 تريليون درهم إماراتي (379 مليار دولار أمريكي) عن قيمتها في يناير 2017، وذلك وفقًا لما ذكرته BNC Networks التي تُعد المزود الأكبر والأكثر شمولاً لبحوث ومعلومات المشاريع في منطقة […]

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The UAE has a progressive vision for transforming its economy: Hyperloop One

ABU DHABI, — The UAE has a progressive vision for transforming its economy, and Hyperloop One plays right into that by increasing access to the region and beyond, said Shervin Pishevar, Executive Chairman and Co-Founder of Hyperloop One.

“We’re thinking beyond the benefits that Hyperloop will offer companies, connecting the GCC with Hyperloop will enable governments to address the region’s youth bulge, by providing young jobseekers with the opportunity to explore new, exciting job prospects. As an entrepreneur myself, I can understand the value of having an accessible ecosystem,” Pishevar added in a statement delivered at the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit, GMIS 2017.

Set to have a disruptive effect on manufacturing, warehousing and supply chain distribution throughout the wider six-member Gulf Cooperation Council, GCC, and beyond, Hyperloop One is reinventing transportation to eliminate the barriers of distance and time. Travelling at speeds of 1080 km/h, the company plans to enable travel between cities in the GCC in under an hour, enabling disruption that will create new opportunities in manufacturing, warehousing and supply chain distribution.

In the wider GCC, the cargo transportation market was worth approximately US$35 billion in 2016, according to McKinsey & Co. Of this, Hyperloop One has an addressable share of around US$12 billion, excluding short-haul, intra-city shipping and low-value commodity freight such as oil and chemicals, metals and minerals and agriculture and food products.

Hyperloop One would compete for 100 percent of air freight in the GCC, a US$7 billion market, 22 percent of the surface freight, which is approximately US$3 billion in road and rail freight and 13 percent of the maritime freight, equating to roughly US$2 billion.

Senior Vice President of Hyperloop One’s Global Operations, Nick Earle, brought to light the transformative effect that Hyperloop One will have on manufacturing, logistics, supply chain and warehousing.

These sectors, he noted, will benefit from increased capital due to reducing finished goods inventories by 25 percent, access to ten times larger talent pools with the same commute time and saving up to 80 percent on real estate costs, as well as shorter lead times, reduced freight spend and slashed CO2 emissions.

At two-thirds the cost, three times the speed and approximately four times the benefit of high-speed rail, Hyperloop will have a tangible impact on current and future businesses and society. Hyperloop will transform transportation, driving value throughout the ecosystem and enabling job creation, while also empowering workers with the ability to commute quickly and easily. This, in particular, will help to provide employment opportunities to the 200 million youth that live in the Middle East and North Africa, the largest growing sector of the region’s population.

Held in Abu Dhabi from 27th to 30th March, the inaugural GMIS brings together decision-making leaders from governments, businesses and civil society organisations to shape a vision for the manufacturing sector’s future.

Source: Emirates News Agency

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ZonesCorp unveils plans for new Abu Dhabi auto hub called ‘Rahayel City’

ABU DHABI, – Today, ZonesCorp unveiled plans for the development of ‘Rahayel City’, a new, world class, integrated ‘Auto Hub’ in Abu Dhabi. This major development, which was unveiled today at the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS), comes in response to a mandate by the Abu Dhabi Government to implement strategic plans to develop the automotive industry in the Emirate.

Designed in collaboration with leading industry specialists and covering an area of 12.3 sq km, the development plan for Rahayel aims to create dynamic environment for all automotive related businesses to thrive while elevating the shopping and service experience for customers. The construction of the infrastructure for the new City got underway at the beginning of the year and phase 1 is expected to be completed by the end of 2017, representing an investment in the infrastructure of approx. AED1.6bn.

The aim is for Rahayel City to become the focal point for all automotive manufacturers, distributors, service providers and dealers in Abu Dhabi, providing a diverse and attractive range of auto-related investment opportunities. The City has been designed to accommodate the full range of auto-related businesses, with 1800 plots in a range of sizes and supporting services such as showrooms, service centres and workshops, auction houses, warehousing, light industry, residential areas and public recreational facilities, all underpinned by world class infrastructure.

Alongside the development of Rahayel City’s physical infrastructure, the ZonesCorp is creating significantly enhanced operational and regulatory frameworks and structure that will ensure the proper allocation of land, a regulated planning and construction process and occupational and environmental best practice. Specifically this means that the city was designed to ensure efficient and sustainable use of water and electricity as well as the safe and environmentally friendly disposal of waste and the provision of green spaces throughout. It will also ensure that high occupational and operational standards are met in terms of service and delivery relating to qualified personnel, machinery and health and safety.

The Rahayel City site is strategically located 12 km from the western side of Abu Dhabi island along two major roads that link Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Dubai and the Western Region and Saudi Arabia. The location was chosen due to its proximity to major transportation networks via major arterial roads and air, sea transport hubs and planned railway stations to provide maximum convenience for both customers and employees alike.

Because of the importance of the project and its role in the advancement of specialised economic zones in Abu Dhabi, ZonesCorp has been tasked with developing Rahayel City in collaboration with a number of other government entities.

Saeed Eisa Al Khyeli, Director General of ZonesCorp commented: “Rahayel is in line with the Abu Dhabi 2030 vision to build a sustainable and diversified, high value-added economy that is well integrated into the global economy and provides more accessible and higher-value opportunities for all its citizens and residents. The project is also in response to the wider economic growth in the UAE that has seen the automotive sector blossom in recent years.

Ahmed Ateeq Al Mazrouei, Executive Director of the Rahayel Project said: Rahayel will be a significant contributor to the national economy not only as a regional investment destination but through the creation of skilled jobs for workers in all fields relating to the automotive industry. The project will also contribute to all levels of society particularly the knowledge economy of the UAE by establishing close ties between the major automotive companies and academic and R&D institutions to cultivate expertise and innovation in the automotive sector.

Source: Emirates News Agency

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Julphar plans to expand to over 34 countries

ABU DHABI, — Julphar Gulf Pharmaceutical Industries has expressed its intention to develop and expand in more than 34 countries around the world, consolidating its prominent position in the global pharmaceutical industry.

Emirates News Agency, WAM, met with Dr Hosam Badr, Marketing Director at Julphar, on the sidelines of the Global Manufacturing & Industrialisation Summit (GMIS), where he spoke about the company’s goal through its participation in the summit held from 28th to 30th March, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.

Badr stressed that Julphar had participated in this summit to discuss the pharmaceutical industry and its future projects. The company plans to expand and enter new markets, he revealed, pointing to the Julphar factory in Saudi Arabia which will be opened soon, as well as the factories in Bangladesh and Ethiopia, in addition to projects in Morocco, Algeria and Egypt, where medicines are being manufactured locally.

The company’s expansion plans include 34 countries around the world, and it plans to export more than 90 per cent of its products he added. Julphar is considered among the leading companies that exports to countries such Saudi Arabia, which is the biggest market for the company in the region, as well as Kuwait, Omar, Yemen, Iraq and Lebanon, he remarked.

He emphasised the company is now focussing on the development of the insulin project. The company established a factory to manufacture raw insulin, a major achievement because there are few factories around the world that have obtained the technology required for the production of insulin, he mentioned.

The company has established this factory upon the directives of Sheikh Faisal bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Chairman of Julphar Gulf Pharmaceutical Industries, he said, stressing that the company had started producing insulin locally and developing normal insulin to become more sophisticated.

He highlighted the alternative medicine project being carried out by the company, including components similar to the natural materials produced in the human body, which are being developed and enhanced to guarantee the best medicines to the patients.

The company is exporting medicines to the Latin America countries, New Zealand and the United States, he added.

Source: Emirates News Agency

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