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Transport News & Analysis

Possible end in sight for Iran rail projects funding drought

Russia to fund Iranian rail projectSubscription

Rail route to open up important trade opportunities with neighbours

Computer server room

Thales bids low for Bahrain airport technology deal Subscription

Project to kick off airport modernisation programme


Qatar launches investigation into five construction companiesSubscription

Rain exposes poor construction at Doha’s $17bn airport

Doha metro station

Doha Metro extends architectural prequalificationSubscription

Scope includes architectural finishes, envelope, facades and landscaping

Imam Khomeini International airport, Iran

Dutch firm frontrunner for Iran's airport city dealSubscription

Award likely to be hampered by regulatory and finance constraints


Kuwait forms new body to develop road projectsSubscription

New public body will also oversee operation of planned metro and railway projects


Kuwait to spend $93bn in new development planSubscription

This will involve significant investment from the private sector

Kuwait housing

Kuwait plans new citiesSubscription

Housing developments to be built with private sector participation


Kuwait prepares rail tendersSubscription

Government aims to start work on projects in 2017

Kuwait reviews bids for key road projects

Kuwait pushes ahead with PPP programmeSubscription

Seven projects in procurement stages and more are planned

Palm monorail

Nakheel extends Palm monorail contractSubscription

UK’s Serco to operate and maintain rail link for another five years


Rail sector heads to a very cautious 2016Subscription

Value of contract awards declines by over 30 per cent year-on-year

Al-Faw Port in Iraq

Iraq port project moves forward as PPPSubscription

Planned port to handle up to 6,000 large vessels annually upon completion

Doha metro train

Doha to complete metro tunnelling works in 2016Subscription

Phase 1 requires 131km of tunneling 

Road construction

Development bank prepares roads loan for Tunisia Subscription

Development lending for roads tops $700m in 2015


Bahrain airport seeks firms for fuel facilities Subscription

Prequalification submissions close on 9 December

Dubai Metro

Dubai sets January deadline for metro linkSubscription

Route 2020 is first major Expo infrastructure scheme to be tendered


Saudi Arabia to privatise airports Subscription

Riyadh’s King Khaled International first to be privatised

Joint venture bids low for Kuwait airport

Kuwait gives airport bidders more timeSubscription

Closing date for passenger support building moved to December


Lowest bidder awaits Jordan's phosphate railway awardSubscription

JV proposed to build railway link within two years