Regional News

Site works on the proposed host venue for the first and final matches of Qatar’s World Cup 2022 have started, according to a report. The 80,000-seat Lusail stadium is the country’s sixth Fifa World Cup stadium project, said The National report.

Al Jarwani Group, a leading developer based in Oman, plans to start work on its RO25-million ($65 million) Sohar Palm Mall project soon, said a report. The project, which has a built-up area of 75,000 sq m, will also include a hotel.

Impact Estate and Bahrain-based developer Zahed Modern Properties are set to launch a bespoke residential development in the kingdom that will offer spacious and luxurious apartments with sea views.

Bin Faqeeh Real Estate Investment Company is developing a new residential complex at Bahrain Bay, a $2.5-billion waterfront real estate project in Bahrain.

Qatar’s Manateq has revealed designs for offices, warehouses, showrooms and housing facilities at logistics projects coming up in the southern part of the country. The designs are for 1,000-sq-m and 2,000-sq-m plots, and will be provided to developers free of cost in order to save time and efforts, The Peninsula reported.

Oman Rail is studying the prequalification bids submitted by leading international railway contractors for the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract covering three key segments of the National Rail Project, said a report. “Segments Two, Three and Four will connect the ports of Duqm and Salalah to the national network.

Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP) is inviting bids to provide supervisory consultancy services for three independent potable water projects in the sultanate, a report said.

Ten major contracting firms are in the race to win a key engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for a seawater project in the Duqm region of Oman, said a report.

Three consortiums led by prominent global utilities have submitted proposals for the development of two major independent power projects (IPPs) at Ibri and Sohar in Oman, a report said.

Oman’s Haya Water plans to invest about RO1.25 billion ($3.23 billion) in the next few years on building sewage projects in the sultanate’s capital Muscat, a report said. The company is eyeing building sewage pipelines, trunk lines and sewage treatment plants in six catchment areas, added the Times of Oman report.

$300m Bahrain-Saudi pipeline on way Saudi Arabia and Bahrain have signed contracts worth around $300 million to lay a new 350,000-barrel-per-day (bpd) oil pipeline between the two countries, with the link due to be operational in 2018.

The Middle East operation of MAN Truck and Bus is marking a key milestone in the history of its German parent company which is celebrating 100 years of commercial vehicle manufacturing. MAN Truck and Bus has built a leadership presence in the region, with operations across the GCC and Levant over the years.

Work on a new open-layout mall in Bahrain is nearly 95 per cent complete with its doors set to open in February next year, the developer has said.

Qatar is moving ahead with more than $40 billion worth of planned transport projects, said senior officials at a key forum in Doha.

Qatar Railways Company (Qatar Rail) has issued a tender to manage the first phase of a long-distance passenger and freight railway. The winning bidder will be responsible for project and programme management, design management and construction services management. The project will comprise five main lines.

Qatar Rail, the company overseeing the construction of the country’s integrated railway network, said it has entered into the Guinness World Records for its tunnelling operation.

Hempel says its new flooring coating range Strata includes a choice of self-levelling systems that  provide a perfect solution for abrasion-resistant and seamless concrete surfaces. Among them is Strata Epoxy SL2000, a self-levelling, solvent-free, three-component epoxy paint system suitable for a wide range of purposes.

Oman has awarded more than $11 billion worth of contracts in the first eight months of the year, and is on track to beat the $14.8-billion deals signed in 2014, a report said.

A multi-million-dinar agreement has been signed between the Bahrain Defence Force (BDF) and property developer KMC to build a multi-storey clinic and car-park building at the BDF Military Hospital at Wadi Al Sail in Bahrain’s West Riffa area. Valued at BD21 million ($55.

Thailand-based Minor Hotel Group (MHG) plans to develop a resort in Bahrain in partnership with Mumtalakat Holding Company, the kingdom’s investment arm.

Roadways currently under construction in Oman will cost the government RO2.5 billion ($6.49 billion), a report said.