DAMMAM, Saudi Arabia — Eight Japanese companies took part in a seminar organized by the Japan Cooperation Center for the Middle East at Asharquia Chamber in Dammam this week titled "Total water solutions by Japanese technologies," according to an article by Arab News.

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The 15-member water mission was led by Satoshi Takizawa, a professor at Tokyo University, to promote Japanese water production, management, wastewater treatment and energy-saving technology in Saudi Arabia, the article reported.

“We have strong presence here and we want to deepen our cooperation between companies of the two countries engaged in the water sector," said Takizawa during his keynote speech at the seminar.

Participating companies included Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), Azbil Corporation, Kubota Corporation, Toray Industries Inc. and Toyobo Co., noted the article.

According to the article, the products presented included high pressure pumps and energy recovery systems for RO desalination plants from Kubota Corporation; SWRO, water treatment and reclamation technologies from Mitsubishi; hollow fiber RO membrane elements and services for seawater desalination plants from Toyobo Company; membrane technology from Toray Industries; and water leakage control solutions from Fuji Telecom Inc.

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