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WGS 2019: Urban Areas Can Become World’s Food Basket, Dubai’s Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan Says

BWW News Desk
February 11, 2019

bUrban areas can become the worlds food basketb So said the Crown Prince of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum in a holographic address at the seventh World Government Summit WGS 2019 in Dubai today pblockquotep idpullquotepblockquote p Also known as Fazza by his 72 million Instagram followers Sheikh Hamdans futuristic speech was a spectacular display capturing the futuristic ambitions of the emirate in a theatrical setting worthy of a Prince for the future p p Sheikh Hamdan said future cities should provide 80 percent of all services within 20 minutes of their residents and horizontal farms will feed the worlds growing population p p The seventh WGS also learned that Dubai aims to become a driverless city in 50 years Speaking of which the Roads and Transport Authoritys RTA latest driverless transport was on display His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai jumped aboard to review the futuristic Sky Pods with his son Sheikh Hamdan The Pods use 5 times less power than existing systems and can travel at 150kmh p p Costa Ricas Minister of National Planning Maria del Pilar Garrido Gonzalo also revealed the Latin American state aims to become the worlds first carbon neutral country by 2021 p p In the era of fake news Nathaniel Barling CEO and EditorinChief of the disruptive news startup Knowhere claimed If news is the chief architect of our social and political reality it is impossible to rely on humans to provide news that is less biased and less partisan that is what AI is for p p Meanwhile the rise of China and the impact of Brexit are developments now challenging western economic supremacy a roundtable on global trade was told p p The threeday World Government Summit 2019 runs until February 12 at Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai The landmark event has convened more than 4000 participants from 140 countries including heads of state and governments as well as toptier representatives of 30 international organizations p p bSource ba referrerpolicyunsafeurl targetblank hrefhttpsctsbusinesswirecomctCTidsmartlinkampurlhttps3A2F2Fwwwaetoswirecom2Fnews2F80102Fenampesheet51938910ampnewsitemid20190211005673amplanenUSampanchorAETOSWireampindex1ampmd51b5844be859aee830f05f3ccbf42f23e relnofollowbAETOSWireba p p p

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