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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 […]

Qatar plans to spend USD100bn on roads and railways as part of its mammoth infrastructure uplift

Qatar plans to spend $100bn on roads and railways as part of its mammoth infrastructure uplift, according to Kuwait Financial Centre (Markaz ). There is no railway network in Qatar currently. High congestion and traffic accidents have now prompted Qatar to build railways, Markaz said in a report. For this purpose, Qatar Railway Development Company was formed with almost $41bn worth […]

GCC traffic infrastructure projects at USD109b

DUBAI – Ongoing roads and bridges developments across the GCC are currently valued at $109 billion according to the most recent figures from business advisory and research firm, Ventures Middle East. The UAE, second worldwide for roads quality in the latest Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report, has investments worth $58 billion in the pipeline for […]

Over 1,300-kms of major new road projects under study

Muscat: The Sultanate’s Ministry of Transport and Communications is conducting studies to build major roads as well as dualisation work of existing roads with a total length of over 1,300 kilometres in different parts of the country. These roads include a 200km-long new road between Al Mazyunah and Sheit, 150-km-Metan-Al Hashman-Al Shasr road, 715-km-long dualisation […]

Causeway capacity boosted amid congestion complaints

DAMMAM — The King Fahd Causeway that links Saudi Arabia to Bahrain is undergoing an ambitious development program that has dramatically driven up its capacity, according to the director of the King Fahd Causeway Authority. Badr Al-Otaishan told Al-Sharq daily that two islands will be constructed on either side of the bridge to increase capacity. Each […]

Railway along King Fahd Causeway under study

The governments of Saudi Arabia and Bahrain are studying the possibility of building a railway line parallel to King Fahd Causeway to ease the flow of goods between the two countries. This is part of a larger 2,177 km Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) railway project that will connect Kuwait, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and […]

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 […]

Work starts from the ground up in Qatar

Large-scale tunnelling schemes will provide base for Qatar infrastructure ahead of the Fifa World Cup Doha is about to become the tunnelling capital of the Middle East as it moves forward on a series of multibillion-dollar infrastructure schemes ahead of the Fifa 2022 World Cup. The projects that involve large-scale tunnelling works are the Doha […]

Preparations for public transport in Riyadh in full swing

RIYADH – Prince Khaled Bin Bandar, Emir of Riyadh region, has said that studies and preparations for introducing public transport system for the capital city are in full swing. “The system, which consists of networks of trains and buses, will ease traffic flow and put an end to congestion,” he said. The Emir was speaking […]