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Road

Cairo to Cape Town road work awarded Subscription

18 December 2014 | By

Arab Contractors take on part of ambitious African road project that plans to connect Egypt and South Africa

Dubai tenders Al-Maktoum airport terminal expansion

Dubai tenders Al-Maktoum airport terminal expansion Subscription

14 December 2014 | By

Contract involves mostly mechanical, electrical and plumbing work

Stadiums

Aramco appoints project managers for stadiums Subscription

14 December 2014 | By

International firms will work on one of Saudi Arabia’s largest building programmes

Bidders to submit revised Aramco stadiums offers

Bidders to submit revised Aramco stadiums offers Subscription

10 December 2014 | By

Building programme is one of the largest in the region

Expo location

US and UK team land Dubai Expo programme management Subscription

10 December 2014 | By

CH2M Hill and Mace will manage the development of Dubai Trade Centre Jebel Ali that includes Expo site

Doha metro train

Consortium wins Doha metro contract Subscription

9 December 2014 | By

Lotte Engineering & Construction wins Red Line North elevated works

Al-Maktoum International airport, in Dubai

Dubai plans to award first part of $33bn airport expansion Subscription

8 December 2014 | By

Contract covers enabling works at Al-Maktoum International airport

Road

Qatar awards $1.5bn of infrastructure deals Subscription

8 December 2014 | By

Ashghal announces roads, drainage and sewage treatment contracts

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Market news

Cairo Metro

Egypt signs financing deal for Cairo metro Subscription

16 December 2014 | By

France to provide long-term loans for Cairo trains

Tecnimont starts work on Egypt fertiliser factory

Tecnimont starts work on Egypt fertiliser factory Subscription

10 December 2014 | By

Italian firm received land for the project on 6 December

The Viceroy Hotel whice stradles the Abu Dhabi Formula One track, is just one Yas Island development

Visitors to Yas Island to double to 10 million in 2015

9 December 2014 | By

Designs under way for next phase of development

Stevin Rock will use the UAE’s under-construction rail network to distribute products from its three quarries

Stevin Rock signs Etihad Rail deal Subscription

8 December 2014 | By

National railway will transport firm’s construction products

Mostafa Madbouly

Egypt plans major housing, utility and infrastructure projects Subscription

27 November 2014

Social housing, water and sewerage, road network and north coast development programme are Egypt’s immediate priorities, says Egyptian minister

Oman prepares for budget cuts

Oman prepares for budget cuts Subscription

26 November 2014 | By

Budget for 2015 will reduce spending on projects and social programmes

Qatar will keep 2022 World Cup

Qatar will keep 2022 World Cup Subscription

13 November 2014 | By

Report did not find enough evidence of corruption to justify revote

Civil society groups have criticised parliament's decision to extend its mandate as undemocratic and preventing accountability

Lebanese parliament votes to extend mandate Subscription

6 November 2014 | By

Second extension postpones elections until 2017

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Infrastructure trends

The Wessal Bouregreg development in Rabat, in Morocco

Revamping Morocco’s biggest cities Subscription

17 December 2014 | By Dominc Dudley

Channelled through investment fund Wessal Capital, billions of dollars in Gulf money is reshaping the centre of the cities of Rabat and Sale

Mohamed al-Khadar

Interview: Executive director, Urban Planning Council, Abu Dhabi Subscription

27 November 2014 | By

Abu Dhabi’s Urban Planning Council is making good strides in helping the emirate plan the next phase of its development, says Mohamed al-Khadar

Riyadh

Saudi project activity stays strong amid oil price volatility

26 November 2014 | By James Gavin

The lower oil price may lead to uncertainty among stakeholders, but Riyadh’s willingness to maintain spending will continue to provide momentum for schemes

Tunnelling

Construction: Metro drives tunnelling boom

20 November 2014

It is estimated there are about $245bn-worth of projects with a tunnelling element planned or under way in the Middle East

GCC: Cost can be a barrier to significant upgrade work

New life for old buildings Subscription

18 November 2014 | By Paul Melly

To achieve a serious reduction in carbon emissions, the region’s governments will have to upgrade existing buildings to increase their energy efficiency

Bottleneck: Riyadh has realised additional resources will be needed to deal with the volume of work planned

Kingdom paves the way for new contractors Subscription

13 November 2014 | By

New contractors will be invited to work in the kingdom to take pressure off existing, overloaded players

Energy use by Mena cities 2010

Mixed response to green building Subscription

13 November 2014 | By Paul Melly

Only some countries in the region have developed sustainability ratings for projects that seek to go beyond energy conservation and look at resource use and environmental impact

Infrastructure

HSBC Middle East Infrastructure Guide

28 October 2014 | By

Governments embrace window of opportunity

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MEED comment

The planned Dubai World Expo 2020 site

Expo progress will reverse declining sentiment

11 December 2014 | By

Construction companies are less optimistic about the future as 2015 approaches

The downwards revision of population estimates for Abu Dhabi means cuts in investment are likely to follow

Abu Dhabi government gets breathing space

11 December 2014 | By

The downwards revision of population estimates for the emirate means cuts in investment are likely to follow

Qatar World Cup: Designs for Lusail Stadium - side view

Qatar World Cup doubts wiped away

13 November 2014 | By

All Qatar’s efforts can now focus on World Cup preparations

Elevated railway could be built across the desert to mitigate the impact of sand storms

Saudi Landbridge could be more than just a name

23 October 2014 | By

Elevated railway could be built across the desert to mitigate the impact of sand storms

Suez Canal

Egypt seeks to revamp its reputation Subscription

16 October 2014 | By

Suez Canal projects are playing a symbolic role in kick-starting the Egyptian economy

Al-Maktoum International airport, in Dubai

UK in front for world's largest airport Subscription

18 September 2014 | By

New airport, not the Expo, is the largest Dubai construction scheme

Dubai airport

UAE firms have edge for Bahrain airport Subscription

1 September 2014 | By

Dubai and Abu Dhabi-based firms will receive preferential treatment

Qatar Fifa dispute

Fifa dispute to breed distrust Subscription

5 June 2014

The conflict raging over Qatar’s hosting of the 2022 World Cup raises concerns that clients will treat foreign firms with suspicion

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Presentations

UAE

Webinar: Impact of Expo 2020 on Dubai construction Subscription

4 February 2014

Dubai is expected to spend more than $7bn on infrastructure in preparation for the World Expo

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Projects trends

Gulf projects index

Gulf index rises on Qatar growth Subscription

23 October 2014

Gas-rich state records expansion of 3.4 per cent in value of projects market

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Companies

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Trac Development Group Subscription

Trac Development Group is a South Korean developer and investor working in the Middle East on the Basra New City , Iraq project

Fluor Corporation Subscription

Fluor Corporation established in 1912 in the US provides engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services

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People

Serwan Baban Subscription

21 November 2012

Serwan Baban is minister of agriculture and water resources, KRG

Herish Muharam Subscription

21 November 2012

Herish Muharam is chairman, the Kurdistan Board of Investment

Hama Ameen Hawranim Subscription

21 November 2012

Hama Ameen Hawranim is advisor, Ministry of Electricity, Iraqi Kurdistan

Robert Hardy Subscription

14 August 2012

Robert Hardy is divisional director of transport and planning, Middle East, Mott MacDonald

Ghazi al-Ahmadi Subscription

Issue 14 6-12 April 2012

Ghazi al-Ahmadi is chief executive officer, Al-Harbi Contracting Company

Joseph Daher Subscription

Issue 14 6-12 April 2012

Joseph Daher is executive vice-president of operations, Almabani General Contractors

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Tenders

Oman: Residential area infrastructure Subscription

18 December 2014 | By

Construction of infrastructure for a new residential area

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