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Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Cairo’s desert land reclamation project is a strong opening for Italian companies

Cairo’s desert land reclamation project is seen as one of the best openings for Italy’s renewables and sustainability sector, officials from Italian trade promotion agency ICE tell AnsaMED. The project, which includes setting up irrigation systems using renewable energy, gives investment chances for Italian biogas, photovoltaic, LED lighting, and eco panel manufacturing firms, particularly since Italian technology is “very well perceived” in Egypt, the official says. Italian companies are finding openings in other sustainable projects in Egypt, including water purification and fish farming.

  • President El Sisi should “prioritize reforms to end serious human rights violations” during his second term in office, Human Rights Watch has said.
  • Egypt’s political system is a “pressure cooker” that will “explode in everyone’s faces” at some point, Vivienne Matthies-Boon writes for Open Democracy.
  • UNESCO’s successful relocation of the Abu Simbel Temple in the 1960s encouraged a global preservation campaign to protect several other heritage sites, Laura Kiniry writes for BBC.
  • Dar Al Ifta issued a ban against the “Blue Whale” social media game after a sudden uptick in teenage suicide was linked to it, Face2Face Africa says.
  • Omani tennis player Fatma Al Nabhani is banking on the ITF Pro Circuit Sharm El Sheikh Tournament to secure her second title of the year, Times of Oman reports.

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