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Cairo to Cape Town road work awarded Subscription

18 December 2014 | By

Arab Contractors take on part of ambitious African road project that plans to connect Egypt and South Africa


Qatar awards $1.5bn of infrastructure deals Subscription

8 December 2014 | By

Ashghal announces roads, drainage and sewage treatment contracts

Road construction

Oman extends bid deadline for Batinah Expressway packages Subscription

3 December 2014 | By

Sultanate has awarded $2.1bn-worth of construction contracts on road project to date

Oman approves road contract awards

Oman approves $702m of road contract awards Subscription

3 December 2014 | By

Tender board gives green light for Adam-Thumrait and Barka-Nakhal carriageways

CH2M Hill wins Al-Ain carriageway contract

CH2M Hill wins Al-Ain carriageway contract Subscription

1 December 2014 | By

US consultancy will carry out design and feasibility studies for Sarooj-Sanaiya project

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Market news

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

Dubai roads

Dubai receives bids for Green Community junction Subscription

6 October 2014 | By

Contract will improve access to Dubai Investment Park

Parking in Dubai

Dubai developing 22 smart city initiatives Subscription

10 September 2014 | By

Emirate’s Smart City programme cover traffic control, smart parking and public transport services

Qatar roads

CH2M Hill Halcrow secures Qatar road services contract Subscription

25 August 2014 | By

Consultancy deal will help improve road safety in Qatar

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Roads trends

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

Projects by sector

Batinah Expressway Subscription

19 October 2014

Road link will play a key role in the economic development of Oman

Middle East contracts awarded August 2014

Middle East contracts awarded: August 2014 Subscription

14 October 2014

Over $3bn of contracts awarded in August in the Middle East

Kuwait contract awards

Market set to see steady growth Subscription

13 October 2014 | By

There have been $3.7bn-worth of new orders placed so far this year in Kuwait, with transport and social infrastructure projects set to dominate the market

Middle East contracts awarded July 2014

Middle East contracts awarded: July 2014 Subscription

11 August 2014

Over $8bn of contracts were awarded in July in the Middle East

Bahrain Transport Project of the Year

31 July 2014

North Manama Causeway

Yemen transport projects by status

Sanaa struggles to progress with projects Subscription

28 July 2014 | By Peter Salisbury

Delays in unlocking donor funds and the deteriorating security situation in the north of the country have held up progress on major transport schemes in Yemen

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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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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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Cowi Subscription

An international consultancy founded in 1930 that works across many sectors, including water, rail, road, airports, bridges and tunnels, energy and construction

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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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    Egypt: Street works Subscription

    18 December 2014 | By

    Paving, planning and organisation of streets

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