Saturday 1 August 2015

Egypt to reveal new projects at New Suez Canal opening

Egypt is set to announce new projects during the inauguration of the New Suez Canal, according to a report. The official opening of the new 72-km shipping lane has been scheduled for August 6, said the Amwal Alghad report. Ismailia, Port Said and Suez gove


Union Properties begins work on Green Community Phase 3

Union Properties, a leading Dubai-based developer, has started work on the Phase Three of its Green Community project in Dubai Investments Park (DIP), Dubai, UAE. The Dh680-million ($185 million) project will feature 227 units including 210 townhouses, 16 duplex apartments and re


Dubai to install 'Smart Palms' at public beaches

Dubai Municipality plans to install 'Smart Palms' at all open public beaches in Al Mamzar, Jumeirah and Umm Suqeim in the UAE emirate, having erected the first ones on the beach next to Burj Al Arab Hotel and Zabeel Park. The 6-m solar-powered ‘palms’ provide shade


Key Qatar highway project on target

Work on seven new bridges on the Al Wakrah parallel road project in Qatar is in the final phase of completion, a report said. About 77 per cent of the pillars are ready, said a report in Al Sharq. Construction work on the Al Wakrah parallel road development began in S


Exova executive receives top recognition

Dr Chris Fowler, global corrosion director of international testing group Exova, has been honoured by the Nace International Institute with a re-appointment to the board and was also awarded a lifetime achievement award in the Middle East. Dr Fowler, a past president of Nace, has been


Dmg events to launch two new coatings shows

Dmg events, an international exhibitions company, has launched two new shows - East African Coatings Congress in Kenya and Central Asian Coatings Show in Kazakhstan. The growing regional population has fueled the demand for affordable housing and other infrastructure, boding well


Saudi Arabia’s Haramain train makes first trial run

Saudi Arabia’s Haramain Express Train was run successfully on Tuesday on a 100-km stretch between Rabigh and Madinah, a report said. The 450-km high-speed railway links Makkah and Madinah via Jeddah and Rabigh, added the Saudi Gazette report. It is e


Case to showcase complete solutions at Bauma Africa

Case Construction Equipment will showcase its full line of equipment and complete solutions for construction businesses at the second edition of the Bauma Conexpo Africa exhibition in Johannesburg, South Africa, from September 15 to 18. More than 20,000 visitors from mostly South


Work begins on Duqm Frontier Town Phase Two

Work has started on Phase Two of Duqm Frontier Town in Oman with Al Madinah Real Estate Company building a shopping mall to further develop the economic zone. Being spearheaded by Duqm Development Company, the town is located in wilayat Duqm on the eastern coast of the sultanate,


GCC infrastructure projects spur materials handling market

Multi-billion-dollar investments in GCC-wide commercial and civil infrastructure projects are having a positive impact on the materials handling sector, the organiser of a major event dedicated logistics and warehousing trade show in Dubai, UAE, said. According to industry report

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