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Roads projects news

Egypt construction road

Canadian firm wins Kuwait contract Subscription

2 July 2015 | By

Ministry of Public Works appoints design consultants for road project

Kuwait City

Kuwait tenders 30-kilometre road project Subscription

25 June 2015 | By

Prequalified contractors compete for Kuwait City to Al-Ahmadi Industrial Area link

Dubai creek

Dubai appoints US firm for new Creek crossing Subscription

22 June 2015 | By

Signature bridge is emirate’s largest new road project

Abu Dhabi

French firm targets Abu Dhabi transit schemes Subscription

15 June 2015 | By

RATP looking to export global operating experience into region

Manama scraps road project

Manama scraps road project Subscription

2 June 2015 | By

Bahrain cancels major road project despite plans to press ahead with GCC-funded road networks

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Market news


Investment drive for northern emirates Subscription

13 May 2015 | By

The UAE Minister of Public Works Abdullah Belhaif al-Nuaimi on connecting the northern emirates

UAE to spend $3.2bn on federal roads by 2030

UAE to spend $3.2bn on federal roads by 2030 Subscription

6 May 2015 | By

All cities to be connected by freeways

Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai

UAE considers PPI regulations Subscription

6 May 2015 | By

Roads would be first projects


Contractor wins King Abdulaziz Road deal Subscription

3 May 2015 | By

Contract covers infrastructure work for Mecca redevelopment

Bekaa Valley region in Lebanon

Lebanon receives loan for road project Subscription

13 April 2015 | By

The Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development approves $28.8m loan to Lebanon

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Roads trends

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

Middle East contracts March 2015

Middle East contracts awarded: March 2015 Subscription

15 April 2015

Over $6bn of contracts awarded in March in the Middle East

Iran transport projects

Iran's transport sector in need of sanctions relief Subscription

30 March 2015 | By

Islamic Republic will have better access to finance and international technical expertise if embargoes ease


Hyder Consulting Transport Project of the Year - Bahrain Subscription

24 March 2015

Mina Salman Interchange


Hyder Consulting Transport Project of the Year - Kuwait Subscription

24 March 2015

Construction and maintenance of roads, bridges, storm water drainage, sewerage and other services for Subiyah Highway package 3

Road extension

Hyder Consulting Transport Project of the Year - Riyadh Subscription

24 March 2015

Extension of Roads under Arriyadh Old Airport (ERAOA)

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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

Gulf projects index

Qatar leads Gulf index growth Subscription

31 March 2015

Kuwait, Oman and Bahrain also record expansions in value

Gulf projects index

Saudi Arabia sees biggest expansion Subscription

18 September 2014

Kingdom’s surge pushes Gulf Projects Index up by 1 per cent

Gulf projects index

Expansion in Saudi Arabia lifts market Subscription

11 September 2014

Projects announcements in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia give boost to Gulf Projects Index

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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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