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Turning the Desert Green - Qatar

Old Nov 5th 2013, 9:22 am
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Anyone know anything about this ?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Eg_YlI7l4E
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Old Nov 5th 2013, 9:36 am
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No, not a peep. You'd think something like this would be talked about.
But seriously, Qatar and not wasting energy is like an oxymoron.
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So it is a Norwegian private company who has set it up.
very interesting
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It looked quite interesting if all the technology works . The video was from June this year so quite recent too.
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There are vast areas in developing countries that could be developed for irrigation at costs of some $20, 000 per Ha. But they are not because it is not economic to do so. The schemes such as the one being considered in Qatar have capital cost in the order of $150,000 per Ha. They are uneconomic, unfeasible academic projects.

Much cheaper for Qatar to buy its food from Tesco and fly it in each day
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Originally Posted by gottheTshirt View Post
There are vast areas in developing countries that could be developed for irrigation at costs of some $20, 000 per Ha. But they are not because it is not economic to do so. The schemes such as the one being considered in Qatar have capital cost in the order of $150,000 per Ha. They are uneconomic, unfeasible academic projects.

Much cheaper for Qatar to buy its food from Tesco and fly it in each day
My dear chap! Given the Qatari interests in Sainsbury's, and the wiff of the Unmentionable Religion involved with Tesco's, I think you've got the wrong supplier of food for Qatar. Otherwise, probably spot on...
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Originally Posted by gottheTshirt View Post
The schemes such as the one being considered in Qatar have capital cost in the order of $150,000 per Ha. They are uneconomic, unfeasible academic projects.
I'm sure some luddites said the same thing about the automobile, space flight, the printing press, personal computers, mobile phones, hadron collider..... I could go on.

You simpleton, get back to your 'jobbing'
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