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Former president Hosni Mubarak launched national projects, but they were not completed because of a lack of political will.
August 17, 2014 - 11:31 GMT
Tawfik does not see in the Suez Canal project a “new Toshka,” though he does believe financial and economic studies are necessary to ensure this.

August 21, 2014

Etihad Airways
11:06 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), today announced changes to its schedule between Abu Dhabi and Johannesburg, effective 26 October 2014.

Al-Futtaim Motors Blood Donation Campaign
07:25 GMT
(press release)

Al-Futtaim Motors, exclusive distributor of Toyota, Lexus and Hino vehicles in the UAE, has launched its fifth annual blood donation campaign.

“During the past Ramadan and Eid seasons, economic revenues increased as passenger and transportation activity flourished by 50 percent due to the large number of individuals traveling to and from the holy cities.”
04:55 GMT

Saeed Al-Bassami,has revealed that Saudization is one of the main challenges facing the surface transportation sector in the Kingdom.

August 20, 2014

The 50th Emirates A380 taking off for its ferry flight headed to Dubai
12:25 GMT

It takes 800 workers just 65 to 80 days to assemble, install, test, paint, furnish and deliver an Emirates Airbus A380, the iconic double-decker aircraft that has been creating headlines and delighting travellers since it first entered Emirates service in 2008.

Land Rover sport interior
06:47 GMT
(press release)

Land Rover has revealed a first look inside Discovery Sport with the release of a short film showing glimpses of the cabin design.

August 19, 2014

The Suez Canal is a main source of income for Egypt, generating annual revenues of $5 billion.
13:47 GMT

Egypt has selected a Saudi consultancy to draw up the plan for the government's mega project to transform the Suez Canal waterway into a hub of international investment and free trade zones.

Matthew Jennings, Etihad Airways Senior Manager of Public Affairs post, based in Washington, D.C
11:25 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Airways announced the appointment of Matthew Jennings, a seasoned federal and international government affairs leader with more than a decade of experience, to the newly-created Senior Manager of Public Affairs post, based in Washington, D.C.

August 18, 2014

The Center for International Maritime Security said the Suez Canal has long been a point of contention and the situation is unlikely to improve anytime soon.
20:46 GMT

Promises by Chinese president Xi Jinping to build a “Silk Road” and the Red Med project proposed by Benjamin Netanyahu were renewed this year, raising concerns about negative implications on the Suez Canal.

The upcoming tripartite talks between Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan were initially planned to take place in Cairo but were later moved to Khartoum.
11:19 GMT

"Egypt has a new vision, that will not affect Egypt's water share, and we are expecting that the other party responds to it," said El-Moghazi.

Kia 'Green Light Project' in Malawi, Africa
07:20 GMT
(press release)

Kia Motors Corporation announced the expansion of its ongoing global corporate social responsibility (CSR) program, the ‘Green Light Project’.

August 17, 2014

Suez Canal investment certificate yields will be paid to certificate-holders from annual revenues, after one year of drilling the canal, Governor of Central Bank of Egypt Hisham Ramez announced Friday.
19:35 GMT

The certificates, agreed upon by President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi as a source of financing the new Suez Canal project, will be issued through public sector banks over a period of 5 years.

Promotional campaign on the Land Rover LR4
09:50 GMT
(press release)

Mahmoudia Motors - the sole and official dealer of the Jaguar and Land Rover brands in Jordan - announced the launch of a promotional campaign on the Land Rover LR4.

Air Arabia
05:48 GMT
(press release)

Air Arabia announced that from September 2, 2014 it will run three flights per week from its new hub in Ras Al Khaimah to Chittagong, Bangladesh.

August 14, 2014

The company said it plans to float a tender, inviting bids from pre-qualified companies for constructing the first package of the 170-km Sohar-Buraimi route this month.
22:51 GMT

The Oman Railway Company (ORC) unveiled a list of pre-qualified consortiums to undertake its national railway project on Wednesday, according to a report by theTimes of Oman.

The move into Eritrea is in line with the airline’s ongoing strategy to serve emerging markets largely underserved by international airlines.
22:43 GMT

Qatar Airways will become the first Gulf carrier to serve Eritrea from December 4.