Related Links: Commerce Dept. description of trade mission AIA release discussing trade mission U.S. Mideast Trade Mission Focuses on Infrastructure The Commerce Dept. is seeking applications from U.S. design firms for a planned mid-November trade mission to Saudi Arabia and Qatar, which will focus on the potentially large opportunities for buildings projects in those countries.Commerce says a maximum of 20 firms can take part in the visit to Doha, Qatar, scheduled for Nov. 17-19. As many as 10 also can go to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, where a visit is slated for Nov. 16-17.Applications are due by Sept. 15.Firms can send
The 2016 Summer Olympics boating and swimming events have put an international spotlight on what has been a long-running problem in Rio de Janeiro—untreated sewage and trash are clogging up major bays and waterways.