Friday 19 September 2014

Tebyan tower set to sparkle at Cityscape

Dubai-based property developer Tebyan will be launching its new development, Sparkle Towers in Dubai Marina, at the Cityscape Global, which will be held from September 21 to 23 in Dubai, UAE. With leading property players from the region and the world in attendance, much of the a


Doka buys firm; expands product offering

Doka Group has acquired the formwork technology division of the Australian construction firm Grocon to boost its presence in the emerging markets, including the Middle East and East Asia. Doka, an international producer and supplier of formwork, is a unit of Austria-based Umdasch


Saudi utility to spend $80bn to raise water production

State-run Saudi Saline Water Conversion Corp (SWCC) plans to invest SR300 billion ($80 billion) by 2025 to boost energy-intensive desalinated water production to 8.5 million cu m a day, the head of the utility has said. SWCC, also Saudi Arabia's second largest power producer,


Saudi council to consider tax on unused urban land

Saudi Arabia's Supreme Economic Council, a top policy body chaired by King Abdullah, will study whether to tax undeveloped urban land as part of efforts to end a serious housing shortage in the world's top oil exporter. Many less well-off Saudis cannot buy their homes or


RAK Properties to spotlight new villas

RAK Properties, the biggest property developer in Ras Al Khaimah (RAK), will be showcasing its latest residential offering, Bermuda Villas, at the Cityscape Global exhibition in Dubai, UAE. The event will be held from September 21 to 23 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.


Omniyat to build gleaming twin towers

Omniyat, a leading development group in the Middle East, has unveiled The Sterling By Omniyat, a gleaming twin-tower project in the Burj Khalifa District in Dubai, UAE. The high-end project consists of two striking towers that feature intelligent architecture and crafted interior


Crystal Lagoons opens Mideast HQ in Dubai

Multinational Crystal Lagoons Corporation, the patented technology developer of giant crystalline lagoons, has outlined the company’s commitment to the Middle East with the launch of its new regional office in Dubai, UAE. Patented in 160 countries worldwide, Crystal Lagoons


Bahrain starts work on major school

Bahrain's education ministry said it has started work on a secondary school project in the Southern Governorate of the kingdom. The 14.994-million-sq-m Hunainiya Secondary School for Boys is a four-storey structure comprising 40 classrooms with a capacity to accommodate 1,000


L&T wins Saudi Arabia power deal

Leading Indian construction conglomerate Larsen & Toubro (L&T) said it has won a contract from Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) for setting up a high-voltage double circuit transmission line in eastern Saudi Arabia. The turnkey order, which has been awarded by National Gri


Interoperability key to regional railway success

As investment in rail projects accelerates throughout the region - with nearly $167-billion worth of active future rail or metro projects being planned and awaiting award in the Middle East - early action needs to be taken to ensure there is effective interoperability among the new railway syst

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