Organized under the patronage of the UAE President, HH Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Environment 2007 opened on the 28th of January and continued till the 31st of January, at the Abu Dhabi International Exhibition Center.
Mr. Osamu Watanabe, Chairman and CEO, JETRO said,
“The response received by the Japanese Pavilion by both visitors and exhibitors alike, has been tremendous. The Japanese Pavilion this year showcases the finest of the Japanese industrial economic sector, with some of our key market leaders presenting their latest products and technology for the first time in the region. Our participation at Environment 2007 is the first of many initiatives to be undertaken by the Japanese government, to strengthen our economic presence and relationships within this region. We intend to use this exhibition to create, and maintain existing and new relationships with both regional and international countries to promote to promote the development of environmental policies and create a cleaner environment for the future.”
Among the many eco-friendly products on display at the pavilion, visitors and exhibitors were enthralled to witness one of the first Humanoid Robots ever exhibited. The life sized bi-pedal walking robot, nicknamed “Promet,” was developed under the sponsorship of the New Energy and International Technology Development Organizations (NEDO), which is one of the largest Research and Development organizations in Japan. Developed for the purpose of working with a person, the robot is now used by various organizations and universities for research and development of humanoid robot technology.
In addition, the “ELIICA: The Ultimate Eco-Car,” was also on display as a high performance, safe and environment friendly electric vehicle that runs on power provided by lithium-ion batteries. Traveling on eight wheels, it can reach a maximum speed of 370km/hour, whilst emitting no fumes and achieving efficiency which is roughly four times that of gasoline powered vehicles.
“The exponential growth achieved by the UAE economy, makes it one of the key emerging markets in the Middle East. On behalf of the Japanese government and JETRO, I would like to thank the Government of Abu Dhabi for the tremendous support it has shown us during this exhibition, and we look forward to supporting them in all endeavors towards maintaining and sustaining their environment sector,” added Mr. Watanabe.
The Japanese pavilion commemorates the completion of 35 years of diplomatic ties between Japan and the UAE and houses over 40 of Japan’s key players within the industrial environment sector. The pavilion covers a variety of areas pertaining to the environmental considerations of the region, which includes air pollution control, water purification, power generation and desalination.
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