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Kuwait awards contracts for road project Subscription

13 April 2014, 10:26 GMT | By

Consolidated Contractors Company and Mushrif Trading win Kuwait road deals

WSP wins design contract for Qatar road project Subscription

2 April 2014, 11:53 GMT | By

Canada-based firm to design roads for phase one of Orbital Expressway scheme

Contractors invited to express interest in Doha bay crossing Subscription

30 March 2014, 11:06 GMT | By

The Sharq Crossing is one of Qatar’s largest infrastructure schemes

Dubai plans more road bridges Subscription

30 March 2014, 9:25 GMT | By

Two links will connect to Nakheel’s Deira Islands in Dubai

Dubai awards contract for canal project Subscription

27 March 2014, 7:05 GMT | By

Joint venture of Parsons/Halcrow to supervise construction of Dubai Water Canal Project

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Market news

Kuwait fills key roles in Public Works Ministry Subscription

9 April 2014, 8:13 GMT | By

Kuwaiti cabinet has approved appointment of undersecretary and assistant undersecretary

Dubai receives bids for double-decking of Sheikh Zayed Road Subscription

8 April 2014, 13:33 GMT | By

Sheikh Zayed Road double-decking project is one of the most ambitious in the emirate

Dubai plans city-wide traffic command and control centre Subscription

27 February 2014, 13:12 GMT | By Jennifer Malapitan-Aguinaldo

Dubai Roads & Transport Authority revists transport system roadmap

French-Saudi team selected for Riyadh bus network Subscription

12 February 2014, 10:27 GMT | By

Letter of award expected in weeks

Qatar launches new tender for road improvement works Subscription

30 January 2014, 7:50 GMT | By

Contractor sought for maintenance of expressways

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Roads trends

March contract awards

Middle East contracts awarded: March 2014 Subscription

17 April 2014, 12:23 GMT

Over $12bn of contracts awarded in March in the Middle East

Dubai road plans

Double vision for Dubai road link

10 April 2014, 15:33 GMT

Dubai’s main highway is the focus of a feasibility study looking at adding an elevated level in a bid to ease cross-emirate traffic congestion

Roads programme makes headway in Oman Subscription

1 April 2014, 13:28 GMT | By

A major part of Oman’s economic development plan is linked to improving highway infrastructure, resulting in huge investment being ploughed into opening up land transport links

UAE Transport Project of the Year

31 March 2014, 11:17 GMT

Comprehensive Improvement of Parallel Roads Project, contract R881/2C

Bahrain Transport Project of the Year

31 March 2014, 10:39 GMT

North Manama Causeway

Middle East contracts awarded: February 2014 Subscription

20 March 2014, 12:58 GMT

Over $17bn of contracts awarded in February in the Middle East

Event: Volvo Trucks launches models at Yas racetrack

Opportunities keep trucks on track Subscription

6 March 2014, 8:06 GMT | By

Volvo Trucks is keen to expand its presence in the Middle East and North Africa to capitalise on population growth and upcoming infrastructure projects across the region

Contract awards

Middle East contracts awarded: January 2014 Subscription

16 February 2014, 11:13 GMT

Over $17bn awarded in January in the Middle East

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Road presentations

Lusail Iconic stadium

Webinar: Qatar Projects Subscription

8 April 2013, 8:50 GMT

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


Kuwaiti projects market 2012 Subscription

6 March 2012, 8:32 GMT

MEED’s online seminar on the Kuwiat projects market, providing a comprehensive forecast and review of opportunities in the country

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Projects trends

Gulf projects index

Iran records biggest decline Subscription

27 March 2014, 8:24 GMT

Kuwait and Iraq top gainers in the Gulf Projects Index

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UAE decline leads fall in Gulf index Subscription

27 February 2014, 6:53 GMT

Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Kuwait only countries to record growth in projects market value

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Oman growth lifts Gulf index Subscription

30 January 2014, 11:59 GMT

Iraq and UAE only other countries to record increases in project market value

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Ashghal Subscription

The government body, also known as Public Works Authority, coordinates the design, construction and maintenance of public infrastructure in Qatar

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Mattar Mohammed al-Tayer Subscription

30 May 2013, 7:57 GMT

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, 8:27 GMT

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

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