Tuesday 26 May 2015

Mideast FM group to expand health, safety courses

The Middle East Facility Management Association (Mefma) said it has joined forces with learning and development specialist International Workplace to expand its range of courses in the GCC region and beyond. The new Mefma programme will provide a wide range of courses in health,


Oman Rail floats key construction tenders

Oman Rail has floated tenders for the construction of an additional 1,207 km of railway infrastructure linking the country’s three maritime gateways at Sohar, Duqm and Salalah with the GCC rail system, said a report. Through back-to-back tenders, the Omani company aims to c


Oman to pump $6.5bn into water infrastructure projects

Oman is set to spend around RO2.5 billion ($6.5 billion) for the expansion and modernisation of the sultanate’s water infrastructure over the next 25 years, said a report. This comes as part of the government's ambitious strategy to design, develop and execute an effici


Bahrain to build 10 new schools

Bahrain plans to build 10 new schools over the next three years, Education Minister Dr Majid Al Nuaimi said yesterday. He said 11,000 new students are expected to start their schooling next year, reported the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister publication.


Seera in deal to develop UK housing units

Bahrain-based Seera Investment Bank has announced the successful completion of a new transaction in the UK Dementia Care sector. The transaction comprises a Sharia-compliant equity investment in a dementia care focused housing development in London, UK, reported the Gulf Dail


Qatar developer unveils new partnership plan

SAK Holding Group, a leading Qatari real estate developer, has launched a novel initiative under which all land and property owners in capital Doha can partner with them for development of key properties and earn attractive returns. The "partner with us" is aimed at hel


Alfardan's Qatar luxury project wins top award

Alfardan Properties, a leading luxury lifestyle solutions provider in Qatar, said it has won a major award for its luxury residential real estate projects at the 2015 Luxury Lifestyle Awards held recently in Dubai, UAE. The ‘Luxury Residential Real Estate of Qatar’ aw


Oman to award major power plant project

Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP) is set to sign agreements with a consortium comprising Mitsui & Company, Saudi-based Acwa Power and Dhofar International Development and Investment Holding Company (DDIC) for the development of the second phase of Salalah Independent Power Pla


Firms sign building system testing lab accord in Bahrain

Bahrain-based United Enterprises Group and Facade Design and Services, in collaboration with Istishara Consultants, have signed an agreement to provide and operate Bahrain's first and only building system testing laboratory and on-site testing facility centre for building materials - UFDS.


Dilmunia island plot sold for $23.6m

Ithmaar Development Company announced today the sale of a strategic plot on the Dilmunia island in Bahrain to Kuwaiti developer and hospitality investor Kuwait Resort Company, an affiliate of Al Tijaria, the Commercial Real Estate Company. The deal has a sale value of BD8.84 mill

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