Smart and dynamic growth through collaboration between government and private entities, academia and citizens are most essential with a reliable infrastructure as the backbone for major national transformation programmes stimulating economic growth and gearing smart cities towards a sustainable future, said Hatem Dowidar, CEO, Etisalat Group.
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The UAE has been ranked the top country in the Arab world for its preparedness for the future by the Future Readiness Economic Index report, produced by Washington-based Portulans Institute and Google. It placed UAE in the third position among 27 emerging global economies and 27th out of 123 other countries, according to a news report.
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) issued its 8th annual Sustainability Report 2020, which focuses on DEWA’s efforts in promoting sustainability with its social, economic, and environmental aspects.
Recognizing the importance of energy conservation in the efforts to reach the global net zero carbon targets, the Sharjah Sustainable City, a fully sustainable community by the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) and Diamond Developers, will be the first community in the region to give residents access to a renewable energy storage solution.
International Telecommunication Union (ITU) in its Report 2020 has ranked Bahrain as the first in the GCC for having advanced computer programming talent in Information and Computer Technology (ICT)sector.
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