Regional News

SSH, a leading masterplanning, infrastructure, building design and project management firm in the Middle East, said it has been awarded the secondary infrastructure works by Bahraini developer Diyar Al Muharraq at its Assets 13A, 23B and 24, on the northeastern coast of Muharraq Island.

Qatari real estate developer Ezdan Holding Group is gearing up to launch its QR4.5-billion ($1.23 billion) mixed-use project featuring as many as 8,679 apartments and several commercial establishments, said a report.

Qatar’s Public Works Authority (Ashghal) sAaid work was progressing well on its key highway projects, namely the New Orbital Highway and Truck Route and the East-West Corridor. Two main lanes of the New Orbital Highway and Truck Route are set to open for traffic by the end of 2017.

Qatar Rail has unveiled Doha Metro and Lusail Tram designs, giving the public a glimpse of what the new systems will look like when they open in 2020. For the Doha Metro, the company also reported an 89 per cent completion rate of tunnelling works (99 km out of 111 km of tunnels) during the first week of April.

Jordan-based Arab Center for Engineering Studies (ACES) has completed an extensive pile testing and instrumentation programme for the Bidbid-Sur highway (Section One) in Oman. The project was implemented by its pile testing and instrumentation (PT&I) regional centre.

Bahrain has signed a $940-million agreement with Kuwait to develop electricity networks in the country. Bahrain’s Finance Minister Shaikh Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa signed the deal and an amended agreement with Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) director Abdulawahab Al Bader.

Top Qatari retailer Al Meera Consumer Goods Company said it has signed contracts worth QR239 million ($66 million) to build six new shopping centres across the country as part of its expansion strategy.

Indian engineering and construction firm Larsen & Toubro (L&T) said one of its subsidiaries has won orders worth $370 million from Petroleum Development Oman (PDO).

Renault Trucks enhances support French truck manufacturer Renault has enhanced its optimised transport solutions in the Middle East  with a wide range of financing solutions and after-sales support services for customers in the region.

Kuwait will continue to support its KD6-billion ($19.9 billion) public-private partnership (PPP) projects programme, Anas Al Saleh, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Finance and acting Minister of Oil said. “We will continue to spend on our infrastructure projects, as planned.

Qatar’s Public Works Authority (Ashghal) said the majority of its projects had been awarded the three-stars Global Sustainability Assessment System (GSAS) certification in design and construction.

Capital Group Properties (CGP), a company owned by leading UAE developer Abu Dhabi Capital Group (ADCG) and Al Ain Properties, has launched ‘Alburouj’, an integrated residential community project in Egypt, said a report. The project will be developed at a cost of E£40 billion ($4.

Klaus Fischer, the CEO the Germany-based fixing solutions specialist Fischer, will receive a lifetime achievement award in Stockholm, Sweden, next month (June 8).

The Omani government is set to float new tenders for the construction of roads, utilities and service facilities at Khazen, the sultanate’s first integrated logistics hub coming up on a sprawling 95-sq-km area, said a report.

Enabling works on the $1.1-billion Airport Modernisation Programme (AMP) of Bahrain International Airport are progressing rapidly and were scheduled to be completed by the end of last month (April).

Plans for the implementation of a major flour mill and grain storage facility at Sohar Port and Free Zone, part of the Omani government’s national food security strategy, will be announced shortly, revealed a senior official from the free zone.