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Oman invites bids for package 11 of Batinah Expressway

Oman invites bids for package 11 of Batinah Expressway Subscription

16 November 2014 | By

Sultanate has already awarded $2.1bn of contracts on road project

Obhur creek in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Jeddah prepares to start Obhur Bridge prequalification Subscription

27 October 2014 | By

Obhur Bridge scheme could cost $1bn to build

Saudi Arabia’s Umm al-Qura for Development & Construction Company is expected to award the the estimated SR6bn ($1.6bn) contract to design and build infrastructure for the King Abdul Aziz Road development project by the end of October

Saudi Arabia to award King Abdul Aziz Road in October Subscription

21 October 2014 | By

Two bidders shortlisted for infrastructure contract


Contractors to submit Sharq Crossing prequalifications Subscription

15 October 2014 | By

There has been much speculation about the future of the project in recent months

Firms wait for decision on Sheikh Zayed Road double-decking

Firms wait for decision on Sheikh Zayed Road double-decking Subscription

14 October 2014 | By

Three companies were shortlisted by Dubai’s RTA in July

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Dubai roads

Dubai receives bids for Green Community junction Subscription

6 October 2014 | By

Contract will improve access to Dubai Investment Park

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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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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

Middle East contract awards May 2014

Middle East contracts awarded: May 2014 Subscription

2 June 2014

Over $8bn of contracts awarded in May in the Middle East

Middle East contract awards April 2014

Middle East contracts awarded: April 2014 Subscription

31 May 2014

Over $23bn of contracts awarded in April in the Middle East

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Road presentations

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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


Kuwaiti projects market 2012 Subscription

6 March 2012

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

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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    Lebanon: Road construction Subscription

    25 November 2014 | By

    Construction of phase 2 of a road

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