Regional News

Work has started on the second and final phase of the construction of the passenger terminal at the Bahrain International Airport. The project will see the eastern section of the current terminal demolished to make way for the western part of the new facility, which is being built adjacent, reported the Bahrain News Agency (BNA).

Oman-based Sohar Asphalt has signed up China Chemical Hualu Engineering Company for the construction of the sultanate’s first bitumen refinery at Sohar Industrial Port, which is being set up at an investment of over $400 million, reported Oman Observer.

Kuwait has announced that the total number of projects included in the annual 2019-2020 development plan is 135 compared to 132 ventures in the 2018-2019 fiscal year. The percentage of projects in the implementation phase for this year reached 50 per cent, reported Kuwait Times, citing a senior official. Of these projects worth KD3.

National Development and Investment Company (Asaas) of Oman has announced the signing of an usufruct agreement with the Office of the Minister of State and Governor of Musandam to develop the Bassah Beach site in the Wilayat of Khasab, Musandam Governorate.

Masa GmbH, which designs and produces plant and machinery for the building materials industry, has announced the retirement of Shahryer Anwar Jamil Djaff, its Area Sales Manager for the Middle East, who joined the company in 1996.

The construction sector is expected to see modest growth in 2021, with some countries already witnessing recovery, according to the latest market research by leading international construction consultancy Linesight.

Diyar Al Muharraq, a major real estate developer in Bahrain, said it has started handing over the first batch of villas within its Al Bareh Development, a prominent and luxurious project in the island city, to the owners on schedule.

One of the top 10 lift manufacturers in India is now gearing up to take on the wider GCC market, having established a firm presence in Bahrain since setting up an office in the country in 2018. Escon Express Lifts has already delivered its first order to Saudi Arabia and is now eyeing potential business in Kuwait and Oman.

Bahrain’s Housing Minister Bassem bin Yacoub Al Hamar has announced that the work is moving at a steady pace on the East Hidd Town development with construction fully completed on the 740-unit Qlaiaa neighbourhood project, reported BNA.