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Roads projects news

Dubai roads

Dubai tenders two road construction projects Subscription

8 October 2015 | By

Prices are due to be submitted in mid-October

Qatar project spending on track

Qatar project spending on track Subscription

15 September 2015 | By

Doha is focused on delivering infrastructure programme despite oil price drop

Kuwait road

Low bid emerges for Kuwait road project Subscription

14 September 2015 | By

Scheme planned to ease traffic congestion

Dubai International airport

Frontrunner for Dubai airport roads deal Subscription

7 September 2015 | By

Project involves the upgrade of congested intersections

Contract awarded for road network near major Dubai development

Jeddah seeks firms for bus network Subscription

6 September 2015 | By

Separate tender issued for supply and maintenance of bus rolling stock

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Market news

Kuwait road

Bids in for Kuwait ring road Subscription

30 August 2015 | By

Public Works Ministry receives bids from 10 joint ventures

Ashghal invites bids for roads project

Ashghal invites bids for roads project Subscription

20 August 2015 | By Joanna Justin

Ministry has called for tenders to construct perimeter roads in Barwa al-Baraha

A road in Al-Khor in Qatar

Qatar seeks firms for road projects Subscription

17 August 2015 | By

Traffic signal equipment must comply with Australian standards

Kuwait reviews bids for key road projects

Kuwait reviews bids for key road projects Subscription

13 August 2015 | By

Ministry of Public Works to award schemes before end of 2015

Oman roads

Oman $1bn road to tender before end 2015 Subscription

12 July 2015 | By

Delay in tender release expected due to project scale

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Roads trends

Oman roads

Building roads is still a priority Subscription

6 October 2015 | By Bernadette Ballantyne

Muscat is maintaining investment in roads despite falling oil prices

Projected tourist arrivals in Qatar

Smart transport systems planned to keep Qatar moving Subscription

6 October 2015 | By

The Gulf state is implementing integrated technology across its transport infrastructure in its aim to deliver positive user experiences

Philippa Wilkinson

The ideal moment for subsidy cuts Subscription

28 July 2015 | By

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

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

Middle East contract awards June 2015

Middle East contracts awarded: June 2015 Subscription

6 July 2015

More than $13bn-worth of contracts awarded 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

Contract awards

Middle East contracts awarded: May 2015 Subscription

14 June 2015

Nearly $9bn of contracts awarded in May

MEED contracts awarded April 2015

Middle East contracts awarded: April 2015 Subscription

3 May 2015

Nearly $5bn of contracts awarded in April in the Middle East

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Road presentations

Lusail Iconic stadium

Webinar: Qatar Projects Subscription

8 April 2013

There are more than $220bn-worth of projects planned or under way in Qatar, as it pushes forwards with major infrastructure developments

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Projects trends

Value of projects planned or under way, 24 July 2015

Saudi Arabia and Iran drive index growth Subscription

28 July 2015

Iran’s projects market begins long climb after striking nuclear deal

Gulf projects index

Qatar leads Gulf index growth Subscription

31 March 2015

Kuwait, Oman and Bahrain also record expansions in value

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Musanada Subscription

The Abu Dhabi General Services Company (Musanada) acts as a client for all government support services in the UAE

Iran Ministry of Roads & Urban Development Subscription

The Iran Ministry of Roads & Urban Development is responsible for the construction of all transport projects

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    Mattar Mohammed al-Tayer Subscription

    30 May 2013

    Mattar Mohammed al-Tayer is Chairman and executive director of Dubai’s Roads & Transport Authority (RTA), and vice-chairman of Etihad Rail

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