With about $495bn of infrastructure projects planned or under way, governments in the GCC plan to continue investing in world-class transport, buildings and utilities to enable their long-term development visions. But with competition for investment growing, and with the pressure on public finances increasing relentlessly, new approaches to delivering public infrastructure projects need to be found.
Private sector finance will be a vital element of future infrastructure in the GCC and governments must accelerate their efforts to provide commercially attractive infrastructure investment opportunities to private developers. These efforts require greater transparency around infrastructure performance, increased productivity during construction and greater use of new technologies to optimise asset performance once it is in operation. The full lifecycle of any element of future infrastructure must be considered from the very earliest stages of a project, and a continuous link between early-stage design and end user must be established.
In an exclusive live-streamed webinar delivered in partnership with Oracle, MEED examines the outlook for infrastructure projects in the GCC. Featuring a panel of leading experts, MEED looks at the planed pipeline of future infrastructure projects in the GCC and considers the challenges facing the region as it seeks to deliver these projects.
Joining MEED for the special broadcast:
- Kenny Linn, Partner in Capital Projects at PwC Middle East
- Nour Kassassir, Vice President and CIO, Parsons MEA Business Unit, Parsons
- Sherief Elabd, Director, Industry Strategy & Innovation, Oracle
Register now for the webinar, taking place on July 17, as we examine how the GCC’s future infrastructure challenges will be overcome, and consider what it means for governments, developers, contractors and designers, and how they will have to change the way that they work.