Sunday 7 February 2016

Emaar to develop new tower at Dubai Creek

Dubai developer Emaar is set to start work on a new tower combining Islamic and modern architecture on the shores of the Dubai Creek following the approval of its engineering design by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of


Bahrain’s Riffa Views project work on track

The work was in full swing to complete the building of 61 villas at the Riffa Views’ Parks Estate, the Poullaides Construction Company announced yesterday (February 6). It expressed commitment to the schedule set for the completion of all construction work within the work p


Iraq dismisses warnings on Mosul dam collapse

Iraq's minister of water resources on Saturday played down warnings that Mosul dam will collapse, estimating only a "one in a thousand" chance of failure and saying the solution was to build a new dam or install a deep concrete support wall. The US military has warn


New observation tower at Dubai Creek

Dubai developer Emaar Properties said the design of its observation tower coming up at Dubai Creek Harbour has been short-listed from a competitive international design pitch. The yet-to-be-named tower is being designed by Spanish/Swiss architect, structural engineer, sculptor and pain


Iraqi PM dismisses Baghdad security wall plan

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al Abadi on Saturday dismissed plans announced by the military this week to build a concrete wall around Baghdad in a bid to prevent attacks by Islamic State militants. "Baghdad is the capital of all Iraqis," he said in a statement. "The


CPL to break ground on Dubai warehouse facility

Centre Point Logistics (CPL), a leading UAE-based provider of logistics, warehousing, and storage facilities, is set to strengthen its regional and global market foothold further with the upcoming groundbreaking of its new hitech warehouse in Dubai. The new 22,550-sq-m facility i


Firms losing millions due to poor project management

Organisations around the world waste an average of $122 million for every $1 billion spent on projects as a result of poor project management practices, said a report. This represents an increase of 12 per cent over last year, stated Project Management Institute’s (PMI) 201


Saudi Arabia to fast-track causeway, rail line work

Saudi Arabia is to fast-track a second causeway with Bahrain and a planned rail link, said a report. Work on the project has been effectively started by the Saudis and the plans included reclaiming an island on which a passenger station and a cargo yard were to be built, reported the


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

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