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Given the rising volumes of passengers travelling on the Dubai Metro, the region is beginning to establish a track record that lenders and bankers could use to predict whether project finance debts can be repaid

Project financing could be used for Gulf railways Subscription Required

23 October 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

New funding options for metro and rail projects under consideration

Saudi Arabia planned rail networks

Saudi Railway Company to prequalify contractors for Landbridge

21 October 2014 | By Colin Foreman

Tenders expected in late 2015 or early 2016

Saudi Arabia’s Umm al-Qura for Development & Construction Company is expected to award the the estimated SR6bn ($1.6bn) contract to design and build infrastructure for the King Abdul Aziz Road development project by the end of October

Saudi Arabia to award King Abdul Aziz Road in October Subscription Required

21 October 2014 | By Colin Foreman

Two bidders shortlisted for infrastructure contract

The Iraqi governorate of Basra is considering plans for a tramway

Basra plans light rail network

20 October 2014 | By Colin Foreman

Budget for tramway design expected to be released in 2015

Algeria plans to tender Oran metro

Algeria plans to tender Oran metro

20 October 2014 | By Colin Foreman

Client yet to decide on packaging strategy

GCC high-speed rail is too fast

GCC high-speed rail is too fast

20 October 2014 | By Colin Foreman

Cost and safety concerns mean slower speeds should be considered

Dubai Expo metro line expected to run along utility corridor

Dubai Expo metro line expected to run along utility corridor Subscription Required

19 October 2014 | By Colin Foreman

Line will start from Nakheel Harbour and Tower station area

Doha

Contractors to submit Sharq Crossing prequalifications Subscription Required

15 October 2014 | By Colin Foreman

There has been much speculation about the future of the project in recent months

Firms wait for decision on Sheikh Zayed Road double-decking

Firms wait for decision on Sheikh Zayed Road double-decking Subscription Required

14 October 2014 | By Colin Foreman

Three companies were shortlisted by Dubai’s RTA in July

Saudi Rail Projects

Contractors submit bids for Mecca Metro Subscription Required

14 October 2014 | By Colin Foreman

Deals cover above and underground works for light rail network

Egypt receives bids for Suez Canal expansion

Egypt receives bids for Suez Canal expansion Subscription Required

12 October 2014 | By Colin Foreman

Contract covers dredging part of project

K metro network

Tendering to start for K-Metro Subscription Required

8 October 2014 | By Colin Foreman

Consultants invited to prequalify for project management and design roles

Quarry

National Quarries signs Etihad Rail deal Subscription Required

7 October 2014 | By Colin Foreman

Railways will transport its construction products

Morocco train

Morocco tenders railway upgrade Subscription Required

6 October 2014 | By Colin Foreman

Infrastructure work is split into six packages

Dubai roads

Dubai receives bids for Green Community junction Subscription Required

6 October 2014 | By Colin Foreman

Contract will improve access to Dubai Investment Park

Djibouti Port

DP World eyes Nigerian port projects Subscription Required

1 October 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Port operator DP World not put off by Djibouti container terminal dispute

Dubai metro station

Consultants compete for Dubai Metro upgrades Subscription Required

23 September 2014 | By Colin Foreman

Stations and rolling stock studies are aimed at increasing capacity

Dubai will accept the UK government’s offer of up to $2bn of export credit guarantees for work on airport projects

Dubai to accept UK funding for airport projects Subscription Required

22 September 2014 | By Colin Foreman

UAE emirate to use $2bn of export credit guarantees for work that has yet to be determined

Saudi road accident deaths and Saudi road projects

Jeddah driving $12bn transport masterplan Subscription Required

17 September 2014 | By Kevin Baxter

Saudi Arabia’s second-largest city is developing a comprehensive integrated transport network to modernise the city and improve road safety

Metro

Non-oil sectors driving Saudi growth Subscription Required

16 September 2014 | By Kevin Baxter

About 37 per cent of projects under execution are in the transport sector

Analysis

Top 100 projects, Q2 2014

Top 100 projects index dips Subscription Required

14 August 2014 | By Robert Jones

Small fall in the total value of the Middle East’s biggest projects, but further pressure expected due to fighting in Iraq

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