Monday 1 September 2014

Dubai construction material prices steady

The prices of individual construction materials in Dubai, UAE, remained more or less steady during the second quarter of 2014 compared to the same period last year, said a report. In the cement category, the prices of ordinary Portland cement dropped by 2.96 per cent year-on-year


UAE cleaning firms in hot demand

Its boom time for cleaning companies in the UAE who are witnessing a solid demand for their services, thanks to a drop in the number of full-time maids flying into the country, said a report. Unable to sponsor a full-time housemaid, most of the families in the UAE are turning to


Tasweek plans projects in Thailand, Indonesia

Abu Dhabi real estate company Tasweek has announced plans to start key projects in Thailand and Indonesia during the first half of 2015. Tasweek’s expansion into Thailand and Indonesia follows residential and hospitality developments in Malaysia; the Haven Lakeside Residenc


MAF unveils $272m mall revamp plan

Majid Al Futtaim (MAF), a leading shopping mall, retail and leisure pioneer in the Mena region, said it has begun work on the second phase of Mall of the Emirates’ strategic redevelopment that aims to add 25,000 sq m in gross leasable area (GLA). The multi-stage redevelopme


Connected homes key to Dubai Smart City success

Securing connected homes will be key for the success of the Dubai Smart City initiative, according to Trend Micro Incorporated. Integrating technology and government services to improve citizens’ daily lives, the Dubai Smart City initiative and Dubai Initiative 2021 reflect the D


UK firms net $1.6bn Qatar World Cup contracts

British construction firms have won infrastructure contracts worth £1 billion ($1.65 billion) including roads and drainage network besides hotel and museum projects linked to the World Cup 2022 in Qatar. The biggest contract worth £316 million was clinched by Carillio


Bahrain road project work on track

The Bahrain Ministry of Works has announced that the Busaiteen roads network project was progressing well with over 50 per cent of paving work completed till date. The BD495,153 ($1.3 million) project, which commenced in April, aims to serve 645 residential units in the area and


Malaysian firm signs $35m Qatar stadium deal

Eversendai Corporation, one of the leading integrated structural steel turnkey contractors in Malaysia, said its Qatar unit has won a $35.7 million contract to renovate the Khalifa Olympic Stadium, said a report. The Malaysian company said it has secured a contract to work on the


Dubai firm wins Petrofac construction contract

Dubai-based Specialist Services has won a contract from Petrofac, a leading international service provider to the oil and gas industry, to provide local equipment rooms (LER) and local control room (LCR) buildings for the Upper Zakum 750 Island Surface Facilities Project. A globa


Saudi warning on mid-day work ban violations

Saudi labour officials have warned tough action against those who defy the mid-day work ban after 78 companies were found violating the rule during a surprise raid in the Eastern Province, said a report Officials from the ministry's inspection department in the Eastern Provin

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