The 5th annual Middle East Bitumen Conference, hosted by ENOC Industrial Products Marketing (EIPM), a specialised business division of Emirates National Oil Company, has urged authorities to monitor the quality of bitumen used across the industry to avoid losses to the government due to import of poor quality products.
The conference focused on promoting awareness on the importance of adopting the right standards of bitumen in the UAE, to further strengthen the quality of the UAE’s road network.
Zaid Al Qufaidi, Managing Director – Marketing, ENOC, said, “The UAE is witnessing ambitious road infrastructure projects, which is driving the demand for bitumen. With Dubai preparing to host the Expo 2020, significant investment is being made in developing the road and transport infrastructure too. With such tremendous growth potential for the bitumen industry, the Middle East Bitumen Conference is underlining the importance of using bitumen of right standards to enhance the quality of the road infrastructure and also prevent any potential losses due to the use of poor quality bitumen.”
Source : WAM News Agency for United Arab Emirates