BY JAMIL KHAN
Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and the UAE Minister of Finance inaugurated the 11th session of Water, Energy Technology and Environment Exhibition (WETEX ) 2009 at Za'abeel hall, Dubai International Exhibition Centre on Sunday.
The three-day exhibition included a number of seminars and workshops on water, energy and environment, organised by the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA).
Sheikh Hamdan who visited the stalls along with Saeed Mohammad Al Tayer, Managing Director and CEO of Dewa and other officials praised the efforts of authority in all fields. While talking to exhibitors, he said that the exhibition will be extended to include more national, Arab and international participation in its next sessions.
He appreciated the participation of 450 companies from different parts of the world despite the financial crunch.
Sheikh Hamdan praised the efforts of Dewa in the field of water, electricity and environment as well as in protecting the national reservoirs and environment.
He lauded Dewa that has completed various projects in the current situation.
Later, in the presence of media, Sheikh Hamdan along with Dewa officials revealed the new logo which incorporated the three important elements of water, electricity and environment.
He visited stalls of different ministries, municipalities and exhibitors and talked with officials.
Saeed Mohammad Al Tayer, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Dewa while talking to media said that a huge portion has been dedicated for Dewa in the exhibition to flaunt the replicas of Green Buildings, besides several activities to reinforce the importance of preservation of water, electricity and natural resources.
The exhibition included a massive range of products from six major countries including US, EU, Italy, China, Korea and Taiwan to showcase their products under one roof. Besides this, the day-one witnessed the participation of 400 exhibitors from Arabic and international companies and establishments belonging to 23 countries.
The visitors belonged to different parts of the world. They showed their keen interest in the latest products being flaunted in the exhibition.
The exhibition has been providing a platform to show all the stuff and to discuss all the important topics that are related to rationalisation of water and electricity as well as protecting the natural resources.
However, on the second day of exhibition (Monday) a conference is being organised to discuss various tops, including solving the energy crisis, identifying the opportunities and risks of fuel in building new nuclear power plants, environmental management and control of water quality and building integrated solar air-conditioning.