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Dubai Metro

Dubai tenders Expo metro link Subscription

29 July 2015 | By

Eight prequalified groups invited to bid

Cairo is developing new administrative centre between Cairo and Suez canal. Project unveiled in March 2015 at Egypt Economic Devlopment Conference. Being developed by Capital City Partnership led by Emaar chairman Mohamed Alabbar

Egypt kicks off multibillion-dollar rail project Subscription

22 July 2015 | By

Chinese firm to deliver first trains by August

The technical expertise required includes experience in the design-and-build of urban tunneling structures utilising tunnel boring machines

Jeddah seeks contractors for metro Subscription

21 July 2015 | By

Rail network is part of city’s transport upgrade programme

From our Experts

Philippa Wilkinson

The ideal moment for subsidy cuts Subscription

28 July 2015 | By

Much-needed subsidy reforms should be accompanied by public transport investments

Jennifer Aguinaldo

The case for private financing Subscription

21 July 2015 | By

Fiscal constraints may not be the best reason to turn to PPP but it is the strongest driver yet for its acceptance in the region

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Jeddah in Saudi Arabia

Jeddah seeks rail and tram contractors Subscription

20 July 2015 | By

Consortiums between local and international firms to be formed to meet prequalification criteria

Saudi rail contract cancelled

Saudi rail contract cancelled Subscription

16 July 2015 | By

Cancellation of $200m deal for rolling stock supply casts doubt onto scheme

Dubai metro

Dubai prequalifies bidders for Expo metro link Subscription

16 July 2015 | By

Route 2020 will connect to the existing Red Line


Tunisia rail to start operations in 2018 Subscription

14 July 2015 | By

Rolling stocks supplier to be selected by end of 2015

Riyadh Metro tunnelling starts

Riyadh Metro tunnelling starts Subscription

9 July 2015 | By

Riyadh Metro’s six lines will have a total length of 180 kilometres

Oman project finance deals

Oman considers PPP for rail network Subscription

9 July 2015 | By

Private sector could fund most profitable sections of the network


Oman Rail down to three bidders Subscription

8 July 2015 | By

Project not threatened by lack of GCC link

Etihad Rail awards employee housing deal

Transport awards dip as decision making slows in 2015 Subscription

7 July 2015 | By

Project awards value during the first half of 2015 contracts by 36 per cent compared to figures from the same period last year

Mecca metro

Preferred bidder selected for Mecca Metro Subscription

7 July 2015 | By

Spanish-led consortium appointed preferred bidder for Mecca Metro

The planned Lusail development in Qatar

Qatar Rail seeks firms for Lusail Light Rail Subscription

7 July 2015 | By

International project management firms invited to bid

Rail industry

French firm awarded Iran rail contract Subscription

5 July 2015 | By

Station building deal signed as Tehran plans to spend $25bn on rail network by 2022

Dubai metro

Dubai to prequalify metro bidders in mid-July Subscription

2 July 2015 | By

At least 10 groups submitted documents in June

While other Arab nations adopt firm stances on regional politics, Muscat is content to straddle the fence

Oman prepares to borrow to keep project programme on track Subscription

29 June 2015 | By

Sultanate has more than $100bn-worth of schemes in the pipeline, but it needs banks and investors to finance at least part of this sum

Dubai creek

Dubai plans creek cable car crossing Subscription

25 June 2015 | By

Project will connect to Dubai metro network

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