UAE ministry denies plans to import icebergs from Antarctica

An iceberg floats in the sea near Qeqertarsuaq, Disko Island, Greenland. (File photo: AP)

The UAE’s Ministry of Energy has released a statement confirming that no icebergs will be imported from another country in response to recent rumors that icebergs would be brought from Antarctica.

An Abu Dhabi based company had announced earlier this month plans to tow icebergs to be used as drinking water to the shores of Fujairah.

However, the ministry said that there is no truth to such news.

“As the authority in charge of water affairs, it would like to confirm that such news is just a rumour,” the ministry said.

The ministry also put reports that water was being imported through a pipeline from another country to rest - state news agency WAM reported.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:54 - GMT 06:54