New US$220mn housing project to be built in Basra


US engineering firm World Solutions International (WSI) announced a US$220mn contract to build 2,500 housing units in the Iraqi city of Basra.

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Construction sector in Oman jumps by 14 per cent


THE growing investment confidence in Oman's construction sector has seen the government push ahead with new infrastructure projects which will help stimulate the economy and will see the sector grow annually by 5 per cent over the next three years.

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Middle East construction going green


Three regional councils promoting sustainable urban structural environment have agreed to form the Middle East Green Building Councils Network.

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Saudi brings in new cranes

New cranes arrive at Jeddah’s newest container terminal Red Sea Gateway Terminal (RSGT), the first fully automated, world-class container facility at Jeddah Islamic Port (JIP), Saudi Arabia's key port continues to expand its throughput capacity, deploying new equipment.

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Abu Dhabi sets new construction rules

Abu Dhabi sets new construction rules

Abu Dhabi has introduced new rules to govern construction activities as part of an overall restructuring process to support the domestic economy within the emirate's 2030 development strategy. The new rules have already been inforced but contractors and other construction companies have up to four years to meet the various criteria set out, according to the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development.

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