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Jamil Khan, Senior Reporter
Students of local and international universities have been invited to take part in the upcoming international exhibition to showcase their innovative ideas. The 21st Water, Energy Technology and Environment Exhibition (WETEX) 2019 will be held under the theme “At the forefront of sustainability” from Oct.21-23 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.
The invitation to students has been extended by Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa), the organiser of the three-day exhibition under the umbrella of Green Week. The exhibition is being held under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and under the patronage of Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance and President of Dewa.
“Through the Innovation Hall at WETEX and the Dubai Solar Show, which hosts 20 universities, we support university students by displaying their ideas and innovations in areas such as sustainability, energy, water, renewable energy, gas and oil. This supports the vision of Sheikh Mohammed to involve the youth in the development process, as they are the driving force behind creating a brighter future. At Dewa, we spare no effort in supporting the youth, empowering them to explore new opportunities, and prepare generations who are capable of spreading a culture of sustainability in society, and who are capable, creative, and pioneers in these areas,” said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dewa, and Founder and Chairman of WETEX.
“The Innovation Hall at WETEX and Dubai Solar Show is an ideal platform to involve the youth in the comprehensive sustainable development of Dubai and the UAE in line with the UAE Centennial 2071, the UAE Vision 2021 to achieve sustainability, the Green Economy for Sustainable Development initiative launched by Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid to transform Dubai into a global hub for clean energy and green economy, and the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050. We urge local and international universities to be a part of Innovation Hall to show their research in environmental science, energy, water and technology. We look forward to seeing how these universities are expanding these industries,” added Al Tayer.
Representatives from over 110 leading universities from countries such as Canada, New Zealand, USA, Australia, UK, and Ireland will be in the UAE later this month to help students explore a range of universities and courses on offer at the expo.
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