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Ahmed bin Saeed inaugurates18th WETEX

Ahmed bin Saeed inaugurates18th WETEX

The 18th Water, Energy, Technology, and Environment Exhibition (WETEX) 2016, opened at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, under the directives of Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance and President of the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA).

H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, inaugurated both shows along with Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA, and Founder and Chairman of WETEX. The exhibition has been organised on the theme ‘At the Forefront of Sustainability’, under the umbrella of the third Green Week, where DEWA also launched the first Dubai Solar Show.

Sheikh Ahmed along with Al Tayer, and the other officials toured the exhibition where they were briefed by exhibitors from over 46 countries on their featured products and solutions. The show hosted 18 national pavilions and attracted the participation of 29 government bodies.

They also visited the Dubai Solar Show which is the largest of its kind in the region. The show highlights the latest solar energy technologies and their important role in supporting sustainable development, particularly in the region.

H.H. Sheikh Ahmed was briefed on projects and solar technologies at the exhibition and visited different pavilions. He visited the pavilion of the Dubai Police, the Roads and Traffic Authority and the Jebel Ali Free Zone Authority, and was briefed on a series of innovative projects by Carbon ambassadors that support Suqia, under the umbrella of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives.