WETEX 2019 hosts Egyptian pavilion for the first time

WETEX 2019 hosts Egyptian pavilion for the first time
Published: 22 October 2019 - 12:43 p.m.
By: Baset Asaba

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) confirms that the Arab Republic of Egypt is participating for the first time in the 21st Water, Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition (WETEX), represented by the Engineering Export Council of Egypt. DEWA organises WETEX under the directives of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and under the patronage of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance and President of DEWA, from 21 to 23 October 2019 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. It is also held in conjunction with the fourth Dubai Solar Show, under the umbrella of Green Week.

The Egyptian pavilion includes prominent Egyptian companies in the water and electricity technology sector. The companies are: EGYTRAFO Group, El Nasr Transformers & Electrical Products (ELMACO), El Sewedy Electrometer, Lectro Egypt for Electrical Products and Contracting, and Pure Life.

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, Founder and Chairman of WETEX, welcomed the Egypt to the international pavilions at WETEX. “This year, WETEX has welcomed several countries for the first time. This supports Dubai’s efforts to become a global hub of green economy and sustainable development. It further highlights the pivotal role of Dubai as a as a direct gateway to the major growth markets in the Middle East and a major player in directing global efforts towards the adoption of a green economy model. These efforts supports the guidance of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of UAE; and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, thereby promoting renewable and clean energy sectors in accordance with the pillars of innovation and technology under the UAE Vision 2021 and the UAE Centennial 2071 to ensure sustainable development and happiness of future generations,” Al Tayer said.

“Widespread international participation underscores the high confidence in WETEX as a leading platform to explore innovative solutions in water, energy, environment technologies. The regional and Arab participation in the 21st WETEX strengthens the Middle East and North Africa’s efforts to achieve the goals of sustainable development, and accelerate transforming into green economy for generations to come,” he added.

Direct Emirati investments in Egypt have reached almost AED 30 billion, including AED 24.3 billion already made, and AED 5.5 billion underway. 877 Emirati companies are operating in Egypt, working across 15 different sectors, making the UAE the largest and most diverse Arab investor in Egypt.

This year's WETEX and DSS are the biggest in their history, with 2,350 exhibitors from 55 countries as well as 18 country pavilions covering 85,000 square metres.

Russia, Japan, Singapore, Brazil, Chile, Ireland, Poland, and Egypt, are also participating for the first time.

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