• Oman shortlists three consortiums for key rail project


    Oman has shortlisted three consortiums for the multibillion-dollar Segment One package of the national rail network and the contract is likely to be awarded in the fourth quarter of this year, said a report.

  • UK abseilers scale Dubai heights in learning operation


    Two abseilers from UK-based Avalon, a leading industrial abseiling and construction services firm, recently scaled a skyscraper in Dubai, UAE in a partnership operation to help prepare for London’s major expansion into the sky.

  • Barwa Real Estate unveils 5-year business plan


    Barwa Real Estate, one of Qatar's largest listed real estate companies, announced a five-year business plan on Monday which targets a return on equity of no less than 15 per cent to the end of 2020.

  • Qatar air conditioner market growth to top 13pc


    Qatar air conditioner market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 13.42 per cent during 2015-21 with the big boost coming from Fifa World Cup 2022, a report said.

  • Doosan wins $90m Oman sewage plant deal


    Korean conglomerate Doosan Heavy Industries has won a contract to undertake Phase Two expansion of Al Ansab sewage treatment plant (STP) in Muscat, Oman, at a cost of $90 million, a report said.

  • Palm Hills in deal to build housing complex in Cairo


    Palm Hills Development (PHD) has entered into a agreement with Madinet Nasr Housing & Development (MNHD) to develop a residential community in East Cairo over 433,643 sq m of land, a report said.

  • Egypt set to issue tenders for green energy plants


    Egypt’s New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA) plans to issue tenders shortly to set up power plants to harness solar and wind energy with total capacities exceeding 2,000 MW, a report said.

  • 25 violations of summer work ban in Bahrain recorded


    Labour inspectors in Bahrain recorded 25 violations in the first four days of the outdoor work ban during the hottest hours of summer.

  • $48m loan to redevelop homes in Bahrain approved


    A $48-million loan for Bahrain from the Islamic Development Bank was approved by the Shura Council yesterday (July 5), despite members expressing concern that the total cost of repaying it could reach $70 million.

  • Kanoo awards tower furnishing deal to Kontra


    Yusuf bin Ahmed Kanoo (YBA Kanoo) has signed an agreement with Kontra Interior Design and Contractors awarding the latter a contract to furnish and fit-out its Kanoo Tower office in the Diplomatic Area of Manama.

  • RAK mall expansion project on track


    Al Hamra Real Estate Development said the expansion work at its shopping mall in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, was progressing well and on completion the net leasable area in the facility will double to 60,000 sq m.

  • Cityscape Global expands 30pc in expo space


    Cityscape Global, the Middle East’s largest property showcase scheduled to run later this year in Dubai, UAE, has reported a 30 per cent growth in exhibition space, marking a continued confidence in the emirate’s real estate market.

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