UAE Leads the way in Middle East Tunneling Industry

By Iqpc Middle East, PRNE
Tuesday, February 15, 2011

DUBAI, UAE, February 16, 2011 - As governments across the MENA region continue to invest in
infrastructure megaprojects designed to meet the requirements of their
increasing populations, the Middle East's tunneling industry is rapidly
expanding. With the Dubai Metro, Sharjah Diftah to Shis highway and Al Salam
Street Project all completed or nearing completion, it is clear that the UAE
is leading the way in this growing industry.

The continued infrastructure investment has present increasing
opportunities for the tunneling industry, but with some of the world's most
aggressive ground conditions, executing projects on time and to budget have
proven to be an incredibly complex business. It is critical, therefore, for
anyone keen to win future contracts to learn from the experience of the UAE
in successfully completing the region's key tunneling projects.

These project will all be featured at the 2nd Annual Tunnels and
Underground Construction Middle East Summit, which takes place between from
the 13 to 16 March 2011 at the Beach Rotana Hotel in Abu Dhabi. The summit is
held under the patronage of the Municipality of Abu Dhabi City and is
supported by the International Tunnelling Association.

Leading speakers at the summit include Engineer Abdulla S. Al Shamsi,
Executive Director of Municipal Infrastructure and Assets, Municipality of
Abu Dhabi City, Dr. Abdulssamie Haimoni, Deputy Director Rail Projects
Construction Department, Rail Agency - RTA, Atta Abd Raboh EI Sherbiny,
Chairman, National Authority for Tunnels, Egypt and Olivier Vion, Executive
Director, International Tunnelling Association.

Expert speakers will be joined by a selected panel of industry service
and solution providers including: McConnell Dowell, Ruud Lighting,
Trelleborg, Eco, Daetwyler Rubber, Transgulf Readymix, Herrenknecht, MTS
Perforator, American Chemical Technologies, DOW, Ekol & Asdem Construction
Co, Minova and Nyx Hemera Technologies

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About IQPC Middle East:

For over thirty years, IQPC has helped the world's leading corporations
solve their business challenges through the sharing of practical industry
solutions and global best practice. In the process, the company has built a
formidable reputation for quality and value. The world's most progressive
companies have benefited from IQPC's unrivalled global reach, which has
connected international expertise with regional and local leaders.

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    Olivia Modisakeng
    LSE Marketing Manager
    IQPC Middle East

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