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Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

 

Saudi, Pakistan Discuss Cooperation In Tech Education, Vocational Training

— According to a study, the technical and vocational training subsector of Kingdom’s expanding non-oil economy is estimated to be in the range of US$20 to $40 billion as an addon to its economy. — Mr. Saleh Al-Harbi, a former Saudi Aramco training professional holding PhD in Curriculum and Instructions, says authorities should concentrate on training in English, as “instructing in Arabic only will not help. It would be a waste of time.” Jun 5, 2018 (BE2C2 updated) — Saudi Arabia’s Governor of the General Organization for Technical and VocationalRead More


Benazir and Zardari’s Son Bilawal Seeking Revival of Bhutto Legacy in Elections 2018

Most likely route back to power could be a post-election alliance with Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) JUN 5, 2018 — Pakistan’s only major left-leaning political party is fighting for its electoral relevance and to preserve the legacy of the country’s best-known political dynasty “the Bhutto’s” weeks before the country heads to the polls. In his first election campaign, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, the scion of the storied Bhutto family who now heads the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), is attempting to recapture the support his mother, two-time former Prime Minister BenazirRead More


Pipelinistan: Russia’s $10B Offshore Pipeline Deal With Pakistan a Game Changer

IRSHAD SALIM (Jun 4, 2018) — Two energy projects are being called a game-changer for Pakistan as they will not only lead to meeting growing energy needs of the country but will also enhance regional trade, connectivity and economic integration leading to stability in the region infested with terror barons — Pakistan and Afghanistan remain two of the 5 most terror affected countries worldwide along with Iraq, Syria and Nigeria. One is the the $10 billion Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India (Tapi) natural gas pipeline to connect South and CentralRead More


Saudi Aramco Separates Non-Oil From Core Oil Assets, Makes Green Energy Push Ahead of IPO

The oil giant’s Green Energy push with investments of as much as $5 billion is being seen by investors as widening the appeal of the IPO. Jun 4, 2018 (BE2C2) — Saudi Aramco has created a subsidiary to house its multibillion dollar pension fund and could spin off its aviation division, as it restructures some assets not related to oil and gas ahead of its planned initial public offering (IPO) in 2019. The move is designed to streamline Aramco’s operations and could make it easier to value since its businessRead More


UAE to Use Drones to Collect Agricultural Intelligence

Enhanced crop production and rising venture-funding needs is increasing acceptance of agricultural drones. Jun 4, 2018 (BE2C2) — UAE’s Ministry of Climate Change and Environment is introducing a new project to survey and map agricultural areas using unmanned aerial vehicles or drones. MoCCAE invited several professional drone companies in the UAE to carry out the pilot phase of the project. Commencing in the second week of June, this phase will include surveying and mapping Wadi Al Khib area (500 sq miles) in the emirate of Fujairah using cutting-edge technology. Dr.Read More