Sunday 1 May 2016

Qatar probes death at World Cup site

The organisers of Qatar's 2022 World Cup said on Sunday they were investigating the death of an Indian labourer at one of its sites but denied it was caused by working conditions. Labourer Jaleshwar Prasad, 48, fell unconscious on Wednesday while performing steel work at Al B


Five bid for Phase III of Dubai solar park

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has received five bids from international organisations for the third phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park. The lowest recorded bid at the opening of the envelopes was US2.99 cents per kilowatt hour, said Saeed Mohamm


Emaar Properties Q1 net profit rises 17pc

Dubai's Emaar Properties, builder of the world's tallest tower, reported a 17 per cent rise in first-quarter net profit on Sunday. The developer, in which Dubai's government owns a minority stake, made a net profit of Dh1.21 billion ($329.44 million) in the three mont


Saudi to provide housing to 100,000 low-income families

Saudi Arabia's government will provide housing for 100,000 low-income families over the next year as part of a reform programme designed to strengthen the economy and reduce its dependence on oil, the Housing Ministry said on Sunday. The announcement suggests authorities are


Top London project to be unveiled in Abu Dhabi

‘Mariner’s Quarter’, a prestigious Dh7.8 billion ($2.12 billion) project in London's prestigious Royal Wharf development will be unveiled by CBRE, in Abu Dhabi. Mariner’s Quarter, a project by London’s leading developers Ballymore and Oxley, will


Allegion signs up for smart skyscrapers conference

Allegion, a leader in security products and solutions for homes and businesses, has signed up as a gold sponsor for the Smart Skyscrapers Summit to be held from May 16 to 17 in Dubai, UAE. The event is being held under the patronage of Dubai Municipality and is supported by Dubai


RTA awards Dubai bridge project contract

Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) said it has awarded a Dh105-million ($28.5 million) contract for the construction of a bridge that will link the north and south of Jebel Ali Free Zones. The project, located near the 10th Interchange of the Sheikh Zayed Road, is be


12 killed in Nairobi building crash, rescue work on

Rescue workers raced on Saturday to save more residents from the rubble of a six-storey building in Nairobi after it collapsed overnight following heavy rain. At least 12 people were confirmed dead. President Uhuru Kenyatta visited the site of Friday night's disaster and orde


Oman plans to build $400m oil storage terminal

Oman plans to build a major oil storage terminal on its southeastern coast, spending between $300 million and $400 million in the first phase, Minister of Oil and Gas Mohammad bin Hamad al-Rumhy said on Saturday. It will be built by a subsidiary of state-owned Oman Oil Company (O


Dubai Investments unit seals Riyadh Metro contract

Dubai Investments (DI), a leading, diversified investments conglomerate listed on the Dubai Financial Market, said one of its subsidiaries, Emirates Building Systems has been awarded a contract to provide steel structures for the second phase of the Riyadh Metro Project. The metr

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