Dubai Investment Firm to Target Sustainability

A new company will invest in Africa, the Middle East and Eastern Europe.

Dubai government conglomerate Dubai World announced on Oct. 6 it has formed a new subsidiary, Dubai Natural Resources World, to invest in energy, mining and agriculture. The company's priorities will be long-term investment and sustainable development, Dubai World said.

"Dubai Natural Resources World will drive the growth of the group's interests across the entire natural resources value chain, including oil and gas, alternative energy, mining and agriculture ... in a safe, clean and sustainable way," it said. "The ever-increasing consumption of natural resources has created an unsustainable situation globally that demands a proper balance in supply and demand," said Dubai World chairman Sultan Ahmad bin Sulayem.

The new company will invest in Africa, the Middle East and Eastern Europe.

Dubai World is one of two conglomerates controlled by the government of Dubai, along with Dubai Holding, which oversee mega construction projects at home and big investments overseas.

Copyright Agence France-Presse, 2008

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