• Union Coop's Al Barsha project 40pc complete


    Union Coop, the largest consumer cooperative in the UAE, said steady progress is being made on its Al Barsha – 3 project in Dubai which is now 40 per cent complete. Work on the concrete structure of the building is expected to be completed this week.

  • Arctech Solar delivers 575MW trackers for giant Oman PV plant


    Arctech Solar, a key solar tracking system provider, has completed the delivery of tracker components at IBRI II PV plant coming up in Oman. The largest utility-scale PV plant in the Middle East is being funded by Saudi renewables developer Acwa Power.

  • TechnipFMC JV to start work on Bapco project jetty


    TechnipFMC said its joint venture with Spanish contracting firm Technicas Reunidas and Korea's Samsung Engineering, is set to start the construction of a temporary jetty for the $4.2 billion Bapco Modernisation Programme (BMP) in Sitra region of Bahrain.

  • Saudi Neom project developers to get compensation over Covid


    Saudi Arabia's futuristic new city Neom said the real estate owners who are involved in the hitech project will be financially compensated by the National Program for Community Development, said a report.

  • Global ICT groups 'must join hands to achieve ADN goal'


    Global industry giants in information and communications technology (ICT) sector must join hands to develop unified standards and hierarchical evaluation systems in bid to achieve the Autonomous Driving Network (ADN) goal, said a white paper by Huawei.

  • Reportage Properties nets $71m in UAE sales within 4 months


    UAE-based Reportage Properties has announced total sales of Dh260 million ($71 million) in the first four months despite Covid challenges. It is working on eight projects in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, which on completion, will provide 3,150 housing units.

  • India's construction sector to contract by 1.7pc in 2020, says report


    The Indian construction industry is expected to contract by 1.7 per cent this year, as the slowdown in 2019 has been compounded by the two-month lockdown due to Covid-19, according to a new report.

  • Dubai allocates $1.52bn land plots, mortgages to citizens

    SPECIAL EID BONANZA
    Dubai has allocated 3,000 land plots and mortgages worth Dh5.6 billion ($1.52 billion) to the citizens as part of its Eid Al Fitr package. One set of plots is located at Nad Hessa area of Dubai, while the other is in Al Aweer, said a report.

  • Abu Dhabi's April real estate deals surge 34pc to $1.7bn


    The value of real estate transactions in Abu Dhabi increased by 34 per cent to reach Dh6.3 billion ($1.7 billion) by April, through 2,617 real estate deals compared to Dh4.6 billion ($1.25 billion) through 1,840 deals last year, said a report.

  • Dubai intensifies inspections at construction sites over Covid-19


    Dubai Municipality said it has intensified inspection of construction sites in the emirate to ensure implementation of all Covid-19 guidelines. A total of 50,000 such visits were conducted in 12,331 under-construction buildings in the last two months.

  • Diyar Al Muharraq completes Al Bareh villas infrastructure work


    Diyar Al Muharraq, a leading real estate development company in Bahrain, said steady progress was being made on its freehold villa development Al Bareh with all primary and secondary infrastructure works on its villas completed.

  • Sheikh Zayed Housing Programme approves $132m aid


    UAE-based Sheikh Zayed Housing Programme said its board of directors has approved the names of 500 citizens eligible to receive housing assistance worth Dh486 million ($132.2 million), coinciding with Eid Al Fitr.

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