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In line with its commitment to the community and promoting sustainable development in Dubai and the UAE, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has announced its participation as strategic sponsor for the 9th Dubai Award for Sustainable Transport organised by Roads and Transport Authority (RTA). The award ceremony will be held on 20 February 2017 and will motivate the public and private sectors to contribute to the reduction of traffic congestion, environmental conservation, and the development of quick and effective solutions to improve the standard of living, the environment, and Dubai’s global prestige. It also aims to encourage innovative environmental sustainability strategies.

The UAE will be participating in this year’s Outbound Travel Market (OTM), India’s largest travel trade show taking place from February 21 to 23, 2017 in Mumbai. The Ministry of Economy will organize a national pavilion under the theme ‘Visit UAE’ which will feature exhibitors from more than 18 government entities and private sector representatives from the hospitality, tourism and aviation sectors.

Sultan bin Sulayem, DP World Group Chairman & CEO and Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation, said: “Many regions around the world are witnessing growth in inter-country trade values, which partially offsets the slowdown in global trade. The growth of inter-regional trade in South America and Africa reflected positively on DP World’s business performance with a year-on-year container volume growth of 3.2% in 2016, that went beyond analysts’ expectations. We also expect India and Africa to continue to enhance the growth of our operations over the next years.”

Dubai Customs received accreditation from Global Innovation Institute (GII) on its innovations: the (Enterprise Connected View) and the (Enterprise Capability Management). This is indicative of Dubai Customs’ persistence to revolutionize the way customs work is done.

The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MoCCAE) held “A Conversation with Leaders” session, which brought together ministers, CEOs and leading experts to further discuss some of the tough questions raised about the challenges posed on food security by climate change. The event took place as part of the Climate Change Forum, launched by MoCCAE on the sidelines of the fifth edition of the World Government Summit.