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Roads projects news


Oman to tender $1bn road project Subscription

26 March 2015 | By ,

List of prequalified international consortiums finalised


Oman awards another Batinah Expressway deal Subscription

18 March 2015 | By

Transport & Communications Ministry signs almost $1bn in construction contracts


Qatar to tender six expressway deals in 2015 Subscription

12 March 2015 | By ,

Much of expressway programme still in design phase

Dubai creek

Dubai seeks proposals for Shindagah crossing Subscription

23 February 2015 | By

New bridge will cross Dubai creek

The 265-kilometre-long Batinah Expressway will be Oman’s biggest road scheme

Oman extends Batinah expressway bid deadline Subscription

15 February 2015 | By

Tender closing date extended for package 11 of road project

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Market news

Bahrain road projects for 2015 on track

Bahrain road projects for 2015 on track Subscription

23 December 2014 | By

Authorities confirm series of transport schemes

Sheikh Mohamed bin Rashid Boulevard as seen from the top of the Burj Khalifa

Emaar launches Dubai Trolley Subscription

11 December 2014 | By

Tramway project in Downtown finally materialises

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Roads trends


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)


Hyder Consulting Tranport Project of the Year - Jeddah Subscription

24 March 2015

Jeddah Storm Water Drainage Programme (JSDP) – Eastern Channel – Package 9

Qatar projects update

Qatar project awards to increase Subscription

23 March 2015 | By

Around $30bn-worth of awards are expected to be made in 2015

Middle East contracts awarded Jan 15

Middle East contracts awarded: January 2015 Subscription

3 February 2015

Over $7bn of contracts awarded in January in the Middle East

Efficient: Smart ticketing is more likely to persuade motorists to become rail users instead

Region seeks to resolve gridlock Subscription

8 December 2014 | By James Gavin

Smart transport solutions are being adopted to keep citizens moving

Riyadh metro

Saudi Arabia’s transport vision Subscription

26 November 2014

Plans are afoot to improve land, sea and air travel across the kingdom

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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

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

Gulf projects index

Iraq’s project market continues to slide as US steps up intervention Subscription

14 August 2014

The contraction in Iraq’s projects market weighed on the regional index for the Gulf as a whole

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Iran Ministry of Roads & Urban Development Subscription

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

Autoroutes du Sud de la France Subscription

Autoroutes du Sud de la France is part of the Vinci Group with motorway concessions in the south of France

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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

Robert Hardy Subscription

14 August 2012

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

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