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However food waste is not unique to Saudi Arabia, low income and developed countries face problems in waste.
July 9, 2014 - 18:47 GMT
Saudi Arabia is the world’s top food importer, and also rated as one of the worst wasters.

June 11, 2012

During the event
11:41 GMT
(press release)

The Community Development Authority (CDA) announced the Social Study Results 2011 at a press conference held at Raffles Dubai yesterday.

Abdul Baset Al Janahi, Chief Executive Officer of Dubai SME
11:34 GMT

Dubai SME has launched the ‘SME Friendliness Index’ to enable banks access 230,000 SMEs in the UAE and realise the AED6 billion SME financing revenue opportunity.

June 10, 2012

During the event
12:55 GMT

Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry recognised four companies as SME Exporters of the Month during an exclusive ceremony at its head office on June 7, 2012.

The fund was allocated by the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) during last year’s summit to support development projects in the Kingdom
11:33 GMT

Qatar has pledged to pay its $1.25 billion contribution to the Gulf fund to Jordan soon, a senior official said on Saturday.

Department of Economic Development
10:14 GMT

The Department of Economic Development has successfully completed a critical data transfer project, which included migration of equipment and services from the old building.

During Cycle for green campaign
08:19 GMT
(press release)

As part of its staunch efforts to promote greener living, Aqaba Container Terminal (ACT) launched on Tuesday, June 5 a pro-cycling campaign under the heading “Cycle for green”.

Mohammad Al Shehhi, Director of Finance Division at DED
06:28 GMT

The Department of Economic Development (DED) in Dubai has reminded businesses and companies in Dubai that 30th of June 2012 will be the last date to make use of the reductions on fines.

During the event
06:12 GMT

The Department of Municipal Affairs DMA is shifting from Capital Program Management to an Integrated Asset Management System.

During the eye test
05:53 GMT
(press release)

A free eye test for all Dubai eGovernment employees was conducted at HH Dubai Ruler’s Court, as part of Dubai eGovernment’s corporate social responsibility to improve the health and safety of its employees.

June 6, 2012

Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council
11:34 GMT

Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council will be organizing a series of awareness activities and lecture that will focus Estidama’s four sustainability pillars: environment, economy, society and culture.

This increase compares to a yearly decline of 0.5 percent in the coincident indicator witnessed in the first three months of 2011
11:17 GMT

Figures released by the Central Bank of Lebanon show that the coincident indicator reached an average of 259.5 points during the first three months of 2012.

Mohammed Bushanain, Executive Director, Corporate Quality & Management Excellence and the Business Excellence Department of DED
08:35 GMT

Department at the Department of Economic Development DED will conduct a specialised workshop on the 18th and 19th of June to train new applicants in the 2012 cycle of the Dubai Human Development Award.

DP World
05:35 GMT

DP World’s flagship Jebel Ali Port has marked World Environment Day by achieving two important international environment standards.

June 5, 2012

The UAE Ministry of Economy yesterday announced that while the country saw its gross domestic product (GDP) grow by 4.2 per cent in 2011 to Dhs981.7 billion
13:13 GMT

The UAE has cut its economic growth forecast for 2012 to three per cent as it faces up to challenges including lower oil prices.

The measures pushed down the number of motors re-exported from the free zone in Jordan to Tripoli from around 150 cars a day to less than 50 per week
11:12 GMT

Jordanian auto traders are frustrated by hurdles from Egyptian authorities which have restricted car exports to Libya.