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Kingdom implements mega projects worth SAR288bn

Saudi Arabia is implementing mega infrastructure projects, including roads, bridges and rail projects worth $77 billion (SR288.75 billion), local media said quoting a report. The projects currently implemented to develop roads and bridges in the GCC countries are estimated at $109 billion (SR408.75 billion), the report released by Ventures Middle East said. Saudi Arabia captured […]

Freight rail network may bypass Muscat: MoTC

Muscat – The proposed freight rail network linking Salalah port and Buraimi might bypass Muscat governorate as per a new plan proposed by the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MoTC). The new project consultant will look into this proposal,” said H E Dr Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Salim al Futaisi, Ministry of Transport and Communications […]

Metro projects look daunting

While the contractors working on the Riyadh and Doha metros may be facing unknown risks, the benefits make them worthwhile Construction is very different from manufacturing. Instead of striving for perfection through repetition, it involves a team of people who have never worked together before making something that has never been built before. Construction is inherently […]

Saudi’s USD22.5bn rail project heats up MENA metro race

The Middle East has seen a surge in metro project contracts over the past year as governments realize the benefits of mass transit in supporting their public transportation initiatives and carbon reduction program. Since the Dubai Metro was launched in 2009, countries such as Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Egypt and Algeria have also stepped up […]

Riyadh Metro on track: Contract worth USD8bn awarded

The Arriyadh Development Authority (ADA) has awarded the FCC-led consortium one of three contracts to build the Riyadh metro, the longest subway system under development in the world (176km). Infrastructure and environmental services group FCC said in a media statement today that it has been awarded one of the contracts to build the metro, which […]

Royal HaskoningDHV wins public transport assignment Dammam, Saudi Arabia

Royal HaskoningDHV in joint venture with Mshari Al-Shathri Engineering Consultant has been appointed by the Saudi Arabia Ministry of Transport to prepare a feasibility study and preliminary design for a first public transport system for Dammam to alleviate congestion and improve the living environment. n recent years, the Dammam and Khobar urban area has seen […]

Qatar to tender project management consultancy for rail systems

Deadline set for 15 September for rolling stock, depots and track work Qatar Railways Company is set to tender for the project management consultancy services contract for systems, rolling stock, depots and track work for Doha Metro. The tender is due to be floated on 28 July and the deadline for bids is set for 15 September. […]

Value of MENA rail projects to soar amid network expansion

The value of rail contracts awarded throughout the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) reached $434 million in the first quarter of 2013, roughly 17 percent of the total $2.55 billion awarded in the transport sector overall. The value is likely to increase further this year as contracts for plans to build more than 33,712 […]

Design for rail project in Oman

A keenly-awaited award for the Preliminary Design Consultancy services contract was announced by the Tender Boardhere yesterday, effectively signalling the formal commencement of work on the multibillion rial Oman National Railway Project. Although the Tender Board announcement — in line with longstanding practice — did not name the successful bidder, the contract award value of RO 13.582 million […]

Qatar plans to invest USD140bn in transport infrastructure

A recent Deloitte report entitled ‘Insight into the Qatar construction market and opportunities for real estate developers’ examines the construction market in Qatar and assesses opportunities for real estate developers in the country. Having been selected to host the FIFA World Cup in 2022 brought forth the opportunity for Qatar to position itself as a […]