Wednesday 15 August 2018

Kuwait to issue RFPs for labour city project

Kuwait government is set to issue a request for proposals (RFPs) to all qualified bidders for the construction of a major workers' city project in South Jahra region, which on completion, will provide affordable housing for 20,000 expat workers, said a report. The 1.02-millio


Dubai Design District unveils big London expo plans

Dubai Design District (d3), a  a new freezone business park dedicated to design and innovation in the UAE, will host the second chapter of ‘UAE Design Stories: The Next Generation from the Emirates’ at the London Design Fair from  September 20 to 23 in the Old Truman Brewe


Nearly 150,000 hotel rooms under construction in MEA

Hotel supply in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) continues to grow as the region registered a total of 560 properties with 147,700 rooms under construction in July. Of the total, about 415 hotels (121,233 rooms) are in the Middle East, while the rest are in the African region, th


Drake & Scull International names new group CEO

Drake & Scull International (DSI), a regional leader in engineering and construction services, has appointed Yousef Al Mulla as the new group CEO replacing Dr Fadi Feghali who will be assuming a new role with the DSI Group. He will take over the new role from August 26. The a


Dubai Properties to offset 1,450T of CO2 annually

Dubai Properties, a member of Dubai Holding, has completed the instalment of energy-saving systems in its communities that will offset an estimated 1,450 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions annually. The master developer enlisted Honeywell, the Fortune 100 software-industria


Oman's Khazaen city to feature modern vegetables market

Khazaen Economic City (KEC), the master developer of the first integrated economic city in northern Oman, has announced plans to build a state-of-the-art central fruits and vegetables market on a 430,000-sq-m area in the new city, said a report. Khazaen Central Fruits & Veget


Azizi's Dubai waterfront project 20pc completed

Azizi Developments, one of the leading private developers in the UAE, has announced a major construction milestone for Azizi Riviera, its flagship Dh12-billion ($3.26 billion) waterfront community project located at Meydan One in Dubai. The construction work on Azizi Riviera, whi


Mena 'nuke plans stalled as challenges surface'

The region is not fully equipped with the right knowledge and expertise to undertake full operation of nuclear plants - signified by delays in commissioning the Barakah nuclear plant in the UAE, said a new report from Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation (Apicorp). Dependence o


Eight global firms vie for giant Muscat water project

Eight leading international water project developers have been prequalified by Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP) to build Oman's biggest greenfield water desalination project in the Ghubrah area of the capital, said a report. With a capacity of 300,000 cu m per


Dubai builders 'focusing on smaller, efficient homes'

Dubai has built its fame developing some of the tallest, largest, and most magnificent construction projects in the world. Recognised globally as a luxury destination, the emirate might have a surprise in store, said an expert. Dubai is now focusing on building more compact and e

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