Mega Projects Drive Wood Products Demand in UAE

The planned and ongoing construction of mixed-use mega projects in the UAE is driving the demand for wood, and wood related products, experts at the Dubai WoodShow said on Monday.

Dr Abdullah bin Mohammed Belhaif Al Nuaimi, UAE Cabinet Member and Minister of Infrastructure Development, officially inaugurated the 13th edition of the event and spoke about the importance of the show in light of the UAE's construction sector.

"Any segment, including the wood industry, is going to be important in a country like the UAE, which is seeing vast developments to prepare for global events such as Expo 2020," he said after the opening of the event. "The wood industry is very important to us and it is an added value to our economy."

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