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Dubai hosts largest tunnelling gathering
By A Staff Reporter February 22, 2017
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DUBAI: Under the patronage of Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Matkoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, the 4th Arabian Tunnelling Conference and Exhibition kicked off on Tuesday at Ritz Carlton DIFC, Dubai. Organised by the Society of Engineers UAE in collaboration with the Gulf Engineering Forum under the theme “Advancing Underground Space”, the conference will address the developments, discuss ongoing projects and innovations in the tunnelling and underground space industry.

The opening ceremony was inaugurated by Eng. Dawoud Al Hajri, the President of the Society of Engineers, and well attended by Honorary VIP guests including Jan Thesleff, Ambassador of Sweden to the UAE, Eng. Ahmed Jassim Al Jolo of Qatar Society of Engineers, Saad Soud Almehelby of Kuwait Society of Engineers, Masoud Ebrahim A-Hermi of Bahrain Society of Engineers, Dr Jameel Bagawi of Saudi Council of Engineers and Eng. Khamis Al-Souli of Oman Society of Engineers; delegates from government and private sectors, presidents of international engineering associations, representatives from major engineering and tunnelling companies, as well as key stakeholders in tunnelling industry. Al Hajri cited on this occasion: “This huge event is a valuable opportunity to recognise the experiences and expertise from all over the world in managing the projects of tunnels.”

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