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Eurotunnel service ‘normal’ after migrant disruption

Eurotunnel said on Sunday it had resumed "normal service" and British police said they had lifted traffic management measures around the Channel Tunnel after migrants in France disrupted travel on Saturday. But ferry ope

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Bechtel team starts work on $10bn Riyadh Metro deal

A consortium led by global engineering, project management and construction company Bechtel has begun tunnelling on Line One of the Riyadh Metro in Saudi Arabia, thus marking an important milestone in the construction of this landmark project.

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Hochtief wins $296m Qatar tunnel contract

Hochtief Solutions Middle East Qatar has signed a €256-million  ($296 million) contract for construction of the central section of a new sewerage network with Qatar’s Public Works Authority (Ashghal). The deal to d

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Turkey unveils $3.5bn three-storey tunnel project

Turkey is set to build a three-storey tunnel under Bosphorus Strait in Istanbul at an estimated cost of $3.5 billion, said a report. The 6.5-km-tunnel would provide a road and rail connection between the city’s two sides, cu

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Riyadh Metro on track for 2018 launch

Work on the multibillion-riyal Riyadh Metro project is progressing well and is about 10 per cent ahead of schedule, said a report, citing a top government official. One of the world’s largest metro projects, this automatic d

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Britain plans Stonehenge tunnel in roads upgrade

Britain plans to bore a road tunnel near the prehistoric Stonehenge monument to ease congestion and remove most vehicles from view of the ancient stone circle that has puzzled visitors and scholars for centuries. The single-carria

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Egypt hires German firm to bore Suez Canal tunnels

Egypt will use machines made by a German firm to bore at least four tunnels under the Suez Canal, part of an $8 billion project to expand the waterway that the government hopes will raise revenues and foreign currency reserves. Un

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Qatar starts work on $577m road project

Qatar's Public Works Authority (Ashgal) has started work on the Al Wakrah parallel road extension project which will see the laying of a 11-km stretch from Al Mashaf to the Mesaieed area of Qatar at a cost of QR2.18 billion ($577 million).

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Qatar gets 4 more tunnel boring machines for Metro project

Qatar Railways Company (Qatar Rail), the company overseeing the construction of the integrated railways network, has received four more tunnel boring machines for the first phase work of the Doha Metro. All the four machines were manufa

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China plans work on 123km tunnel

Chinese engineers will submit a blueprint to the government by April for the world's longest undersea tunnel and, once approved, work could start as early as 2015 or 2016, the China Daily newspaper reported. The tunnel, spanni

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