<p>Economies in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region are expected to grow by 5.2% in 2022, the fastest rate since 2016, on the back of oil-price windfalls benefitting the region’s oil exporters.
<p>Some of the Arabian Gulf states are busy developing several large, reclaimed islands and offshore townships. These structures are undoubtedly futuristic and the ideas are quite novel. However, there are serious issues of long-term sustainability of these townships.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.currentscience.ac.in/Downloads/article_id_096_04_0480_0485_0.pdf" target="_blank">Original Source</a></strong></p>
Bahrain Days From Extinguishing Oil Well Blaze UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: April 16, 2008 DUBAI - An oil well fire that started in Bahrain on Saturday could take days to extinguish as the country waits for specialist fire-fighting equipment to arrive, a spokesman at Bahrain's state oil company Bapco said on Tuesday. Output from Bahrain's onshore 35,000 barrel per day (bpd) Awali field was unaffected by the fire, which broke out during routine maintenance, said Bapco's acting manager of public relations Mohammed Shehab.
A 41-page critical study by 2 independent inspec- tors says that UN development agencies have bungled science and technology (5& T) projects in Africa. Evaluating 16 projects, the inspectors argue