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Orient Weekly Watch: CSIORS Edition - Friday, December 15th, 2023

2023-12-15 13:03

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Libya-Gas-Exports, Greenstream-Pipeline, Infrastructure-Resilience, Mellitah-Gas-Complex, Climate-Entrepreneurship, CCE-Hub-Marrakech, Environmental-Impact, MENA-Innovation, Saudi-Opera-House, Royal-Diriyah-Opera, Vision-2030, Arts-and-Culture,

Orient Weekly Watch: CSIORS Edition - Friday, December 15th, 2023

Let us navigate the Middle East nuances: Libya halts gas exports to Italy; Marrakech's sparks climate innovation; Saudi Arabia promote arts and culture.


Let us guide you through the Middle East with curated links: insightful analyses and forecasts from top sources on regional complexities.



Oliandgasmiddleeast.com: Libya Halts Gas Exports to Italy: Unplanned Maintenance and Future Concerns

Libya abruptly halts gas exports to Italy due to unplanned maintenance on the Greenstream pipeline, causing concerns amid Italy's efforts to diversify gas imports. An incident at the Mellitah gas complex exacerbated the disruption. This highlights the fragility of the EU's energy supply chain and underscores the need for diversified sources and robust infrastructure. Authorities indicate that Greenstream flows should resume shortly, offering relief.


Moroccoworldnews.com: Marrakech's Latest CCE Hub Sparks Climate Innovation Across the MENA Region

The Coalition for Climate Entrepreneurship (CCE) Hub, inaugurated in Marrakech with collaboration from the US Department of State and other partners, is a transformative makerspace fostering climate-focused entrepreneurship in the MENA region. Launched on December 12, the hub hosted an incubator from December 11-15, providing a platform for emerging entrepreneurs to address climate challenges. Over the next 24 months, it anticipates engagement from numerous MENA companies, offering cutting-edge resources for scalability and market impact. As part of a global network, including a hub in Accra, Ghana, the Marrakech CCE Hub exemplifies collaborative action in driving innovation, economic empowerment, and environmental impact.


Thenationalnews.com: Saudi Arabia Embarks on the Construction of Its Inaugural Opera House to Promote Arts and Culture Initiatives

Saudi Arabia is constructing its first opera house, the Royal Diriyah Opera House, in the historic Diriyah district as part of the Vision 2030 program. Designed by Snohetta, the 45,000-square-meter opera house will feature four venues, including a 2,000-seat opera venue, an adaptable theatre, a multi-purpose hall with an outdoor terrace, and an outdoor amphitheatre. The project is part of the second phase of the Diriyah master plan, which also includes a 20,000-seat performance arena and a contemporary arts museum. The opera house is expected to open in three to four years, reflecting Saudi Arabia's focus on arts and culture.

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