Regional News

As part of its strategic global investment plan, Reynaers Aluminium is expanding   its warehouses storage capacity by 20,000 sq m and building a new head office on the site in Duffel, in the Belgian province of Antwerp.

The first phase of Oman’s new convention and exhibition centre will be launched by the middle of this month, a report said. The first phase includes exhibition halls, an energy centre and a car-park. Designed by WATG, the Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre’s (OCEC) is being built at an estimated cost of $1.

Three new buildings to house thousands of American military personnel have been constructed as part of a $580- million expansion of the US naval base in Bahrain.

The Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OCCI) plans to build a new headquarters in Muscat. The building in Bausher will have five to six floors and house offices, conference halls and an underground parking, the Muscat Daily reported. Construction is expected to start in the beginning of 2017 and complete by the second half of 2018.

Oman’s $2.7-billion Sohar Refinery Improvement Project (SRIP) is scheduled for commissioning towards the end of 2016, according to reports.

Berger Paints Bahrain has renewed its commitment to the kingdom with the introduction of innovative products and a calibrated strategy focusing on customer centricity. The company also this year completes 35 years of manufacturing and sales operations in Bahrain.

Egypt’s Ministry of Electricity has finalised negotiations for three projects costing $7 billion.

dorma+kaba has won a $1.4-million contract for The King Hussein Cancer Centre (KHCC) expansion in Jordan. The contract will see dorma+kaba provide state-of-the-art products from its portfolio that will be compatible with all door types: hollow metal, wooden, aluminium and glass.

Kuwait’s Riham General Trading and Contracting Company has signed a $1-million deal with Mushrif Trading and Contracting, covering the delivery of machinery and full operational and servicing requirements.

Homes joy for 3,000 in Bahrain Bahrain’s Ministry of Housing has started handing over 3,000 homes in Hunainya to its citizens. The beneficiaries had been given contracts entitling them to their respective units after finalising all procedures and requirements.

More than 50,000 schools are expected to be set up across the GCC by 2020 to address the growing school-going population that is estimated to reach 15 million in four years.

Kuwait is building a world-class Motor Town which will feature seven racing circuits that would enable the country to host Formula One and MotoGP races in the future, according to a report. Under a KD49-million ($162.

Site work has kicked off on Sino-Oman Industrial City, an ambitious project that is expected to draw $10.7 billion in investment into the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Duqm, Oman.

Work on Oman’s $1.8-billion new Muscat International Airport is continuing on schedule for its opening next year. The new terminal will be able to handle 12 million passengers per year, said a Times of Oman report.

Doha’s Mall of Qatar (MOQ), which was built at an investment of $1.4 billion, will open its doors on October 29. Expected to receive a footfall of 20 million customers annually, the mall has 500 shops including over 100 food and beverage (F&B) outlets and 7,000 underground and surface car-parking spaces.

Germany’s Peri is thrilled that its innovative new Duo formwork recently emerged a winner in the inaugural Mat D’or awards from Sageret in France.

Work on the KD169-million ($560 million) Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmad Causeway project – known as the Doha Spur – in Kuwait is 34 per cent complete, a top official said last month.