Revival of the Arab Maghreb Union

The Maghreb with 99,380,000 inhabitants with a $375.6 billion GDP in 2017 is in north-west Africa, as delimited to the north by the Mediterranean and to the south by the Sahara, in the west by the Atlantic Ocean and by Egypt in the East. Revival of the Arab Maghreb Union, despite its huge development potential and […]

Thorough Reviews of proposed Capital Projects

Governments in developing economies often lack the capacity to conduct thorough reviews of proposed capital projects. A streamlined approach can identify those ready for funding.  By Rima Assi, Nicklas Garemo, and Arno Heinrich studying an issue of vital importance for all developing countries, came up with the following essay. They addressed the most likely to […]

Egypt to build a solar park in Aswan

Farah Tawfeek on September 16, 2018 wrote about Egypt to build a solar park in Aswan, would be a follow on the one in Benban that is soon to be the most significant and possibly the biggest solar installation in the world.  It will provide Egypt with clean energy that it needs. This solar park will […]

Water challenges in the Middle East and North Africa region

A Question and Answer with Pasquale Steduto in this World Water Week concern all matters of Water challenges in the Middle East and North Africa region . Solutions to water challenges in the Middle East and North Africa region   The Middle East and North Africa is the world’s most water-scarce region and the situation […]

Why did the Genoa bridge collapse?

Genoa motorway bridge collapse 4 days ago was a catastrophic one, creating a scene, rescuers compared to the aftermath of an earthquake. Italy declared a State of emergency while agreeing that the collapse of the Morandi Bridge was an “immense tragedy”. Why did the Genoa bridge collapse? Engineering experts were immediately in the limelight weighing […]

Can Chinese cities leave the car behind?

Encouraging bicycles and investing in public transport are just some of the ways Chinese cities are trying to minimise car use Photo credit: chuyu. But can Chinese cities leave the car behind? Let us read Liu Shaokun. For years, Chinese city planners have prioritised cars, but they’re now taking a different route, writes Liu Shaokun. Plagued […]

Egypt’s concern for its Nile River downstream portion

In a previous article titled French on Grand Renaissance Dam EIA, we discussed Egypt’s concern for its Nile River downstream portion being investigated by French environmentalist firms. Here is a continuation of the story but as reported by Asharq Al Awsat. The picture above is of Men fish from boats during low tide on the river […]