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Egypt to host global GeoMEast 2018 conference to discuss Middle East sustainable infrastructure projects

Ahram Online , Tuesday 24 Jul 2018
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The Middle East's largest sustainable civil infrastructure conference — GeoMEast 2018 is expected to take place in Egypt by the end of November 2018, aiming to help the establishment of sustainable infrastructure in Egypt and the Middle East.

The GeoMEast series is a conference held by the Soil-Structure Interaction Group in Egypt (SSGIE) and the Egyptian Housing and Building National Research Center (HBRC) affiliated with the Egyptian cabinet.

"GeoMEast's discussions aim to maximize the outcomes of national projects that are being carried out by Arab countries, especially Egypt," said Hany Farouk Shehata, general secretary of the organizing committee, speaking to the media.

Shehata explained that the projects will include Suez Canal Area Development Project and the New Capital, among other important projects.

"The goal is to study how the conference's discussions can benefit the execution of Egypt's national projects, in accordance with principles of sustainability," added Shehata.

2018 GeoMEast will cover topics such as the challenging infrastructure issues which are to result from climate change in Egypt and the Middle East.

The conference will also discuss projects related to highways, bridges structures and tunneling, while studying means to include geotechnical and geological techniques in the structure-building process.

A number of leading international organisations are also supporting the GeoMEast congress and exhibition.

The 2018's conference is the second exhibition to be organized in partnership by SSGIE and HBRC.

The first took place last year in July 2017 at Egypt's famous Red Sea resort of Sharm El-Sheikh, with 600 specialists and representatives of around 60 countries from around the world in attendance. 

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