• Dubai kicks off official ops of $2.9bn Route 2020 project

    SEPTEMBER OPENING PLANNED
    The AED11 billion ($2.9 billion) Route 2020 Project, which involves the 15-km-long extension of the Dubai Metro Red Line from Jebel Ali Station to Expo 2020 Station, is now operational and it will be open to the public this September.

  • Abu Dhabi's construction cost index stable in Q1


    Abu Dhabi's construction cost index (CCI) remained unchanged in the first quarter compared to the same period last year with the index at 98 per cent in both corresponding quarters, according to the Statistics Centre - Abu Dhabi (SCAD).

  • Dubai sets up building permit procedures development panel


    Dubai has announced the formation of a new building permit procedures development panel which will have the authority to list, revise and develop procedures for issuance of building permits besides setting up a single window and automating the process.

  • New OECD report outlines path to boost infrastructure in Africa


    By 2050, Africa will be home to 2.5 billion people, twice as many as today. To cope with this situation, it urgently needs to accelerate the delivery of infrastructure such as roads, bridges, energy and water, while ensuring quality, said a OECD report.

  • Honeywell unveils solutions to boost Mideast buildings' health


    Honeywell has announced an integrated solutions portfolio to help building owners in Middle East improve the health of their building environments, operate cleanly, comply with social distancing policies and reassure occupants safe return to workplace.

  • Lootah Real Estate names new operations, finance heads


    UAE-based Lootah Real Estate Development has announced the appointment of Russell Owen as its new chief operations officer and Faraz Kothari as chief financial officer in line with the centralisation of the company's organisational structure.

  • Al Salem Johnson Controls outlines Covid measures for workplaces


    Saudi-based Al Salem Johnson Controls (York), a leader in the HVAC industry, has recommended several important precautionary measures for Covid-19 as the kingdom eases restrictions and employees across all sectors start getting back to their workplaces.

  • RMJM's two projects shortlisted for Riba Gulf Architecture Fest


    Leading global architectural network RMJM has announced that two of its projects - the Grand Mosque of Gate Avenue and KSA Pavilion - have been shortlisted for the final of the d3 RIBA Gulf Architecture Festival 2020 to be held at Dubai in November.

  • ACI offers nondestructive testing certification programme


    The American Concrete Institute (ACI), one of the world's leading authorities on concrete technology with its regional office in Dubai, has launched its Nondestructive Testing Specialist – Concrete Strength certification programme.

  • Real estate group neo capital sells Frankfurt tower for $77m


    Global real estate investment and asset manager neo capital, which has a major presence in the region, has announced the sale of the high-rise SAP building in Frankfurt, Germany to a local real estate fund for €68 million ($77 million).

  • Qatar awards $981m road, infrastructure development projects


    Qatar's public works authority Ashghal has awarded nine new contracts worth Q3.6 billion ($981 million) to local companies for road and infrastructure development projects in new citizens’ sub-divisions across the country.

  • EGA alumina refinery achieves nameplate capacity


    The Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA), has announced that production at its new Al Taweelah alumina refinery achieved nameplate capacity from bauxite to alumina for June, a major milestone in the ramp-up of the giant plant.

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Dubai kicks off official ops of $2.9bn Route 2020 project

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