Saturday 6 February 2016

Facelift for gardens underway in Bahrain

A new initiative to beautify rundown public parks and gardens in Bahrain’s Northern Governorate got underway yesterday (February 4) at the Duraz Public Park, which was destroyed by vandals last month. The scheme is spearheaded by the Northern Governorate in co-ordination with Nasayem Al


GCC nationals may face housing clamp in Bahrain

GCC nationals may be banned from owning residential property in Bahrain due to limited spaces available for Bahrainis. A group of MPs, led by Shaikh Majid Al Majed, is working on new legislation that would stop GCC nationals from getting their hands on new plots earmarked for homes or from bu


Dubai gears up for International Property Show

Leading property developers, consultants, traders and investors from over 100 countries will head to Dubai, UAE, this April to take part in the biggest edition of International Property Show 2016. The 12th edition of the Middle East’s biggest property sales platform for loc


Indonesian construction firm Wika enters Saudi market

Indonesian construction company Wijaya Karya (Wika) has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Jeddah-based construction firm Adil Makkah Contracting Corporation to launch its operations in Saudi Arabia, said a report. As per the deal, the Indonesian state-controlled compa


Korean firms in Dubai metro project talks

Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) said it is in discussion with Korean firms for its upcoming road and transport infrastructure projects in the emirate. The projects include Route 2020 for the extension of the Dubai Metro Red Line to the exhibition yard of Expo 2020


Flora Park Deluxe Dubai completes revamp

Flora Park Deluxe Hotel Apartments Dubai, part of the upscale Flora Hospitality brand, has completed the final phase of its renovation project following a series of transformations to the public areas. The overall renovation plan revolves around a common theme "A world in harmony&


Qatar launches project to prevent outages

Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (Kahramaa) has launched a mega project to monitor its electricity distribution network in a bid to prevent outages, a report said. The monitoring for asset management of 11kV Electricity Distribution Network, which serves households


Bahrain Bay set for big expansion

A new expansion to the Bahrain Bay area was given the go-ahead yesterday (February 3). The Capital Trustees Board voted to classify newly reclaimed land as a special project, allowing developers behind it to implement multi-purpose, multi-million dinar businesses, said a report in the Gul


Iraq army building security wall around Baghdad

Iraqi security forces have begun building a concrete wall surrounding the capital Baghdad in a bid to prevent attacks by Islamic State militants, a military statement said on Wednesday. Islamic State, the ultra hardline group that seized vast swathes of territory north and west o


Diyar Al Muharraq to launch seafront unit sales

Diyar Al Muharraq, one of the leading urban developers in Bahrain, is set to launch the sales of the second phase of its seafront development Al Bareh within its master-planned project on Saturday (February 6). The move to sell the plots in the second phase of Al Bareh on a freeh

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