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This year is one of great change for the region’s construction sector, as contractors shift their focus to exploring new sectors and geographies. MEED’s construction editor Colin Foreman explains why, after five years of being propped up by projects in Dubai, the market is once again in a state of flux as existing projects are completed and new investment cycles start. Read his in-depth analysis to gain insights on the key changes taking place in the sector and where the latest opportunities are.

This month’s exclusive Big Interview features the CEO of Acwa Power, Paddy Padmanathan, who tells MEED that bold action is needed to address the world’s energy challenge. Padmanathan highlights the need for private investment, and cites the opening up of the region’s wastewater treatment market as a big opportunity for investors.

You can also watch the full ‘Ten Minutes into the Future of Energy’ interview here.

Our Market Focus section, meanwhile, brings you the latest analysis on Lebanon, Jordan and Syria, three countries that aim to put recent trouble behind them and attract project investment.

The June 2019 issue also includes:

We hope you enjoy the June issue of MEED Business Review.