Dr. Abdullah bin Mohammed Belhaif Al Nuaimi, Minister of Infrastructure Development, launched the “Sustainability Exhibition 2019,” which was organised by the Ministry of Infrastructure Development, represented by the Department of Sustainability and Technical Studies, as part of UAE Innovation Month.
The exhibition aims to highlight the latest technologies in sustainable building materials, as well as practical and innovative solutions to achieve sustainability and establish a culture of sustainability throughout the entire community.
Ten international companies are participating in the exhibition, as well as leading experts in sustainability and sustainable building materials, reflecting the ministry’s vision and its commitment to achieving sustainability, in line with the UAE’s overall goals.
Al Nuaimi said the ministry’s aims to apply the best practices to achieve sustainability and keep pace with the country’s strategic directives, through adopting relevant initiatives and projects.
He added that the ministry’s infrastructure projects have become international models of sustainability and green building, due to the support of the wise leadership for the country’s social, economic and environmental development.
During the exhibition, the ministry launched, in cooperation with a leading international company, the first paints manufactured in the region that can absorb carbon dioxide, which will be used in one of the ministry’s projects in the Southern Region and will help reduce the country’s carbon footprint and preserve the environment, in line with the UAE’s directives, as well as the National Agenda and the UAE Vision 2021.
The ministry also aims to create global partnerships with international companies that specialise in building materials manufactured using nanotechnology, such as paint and cement, to use in its infrastructure projects to achieve sustainability, preserve the environment, and reduce energy consumption by 25 percent.