Friday 18 April 2014

Oman extends ban on expat workers

Oman has extended a ban on employing expatriate construction workers and housekeeping staff in the sultanate's private sector by another six months, a report said. The six-month ban was due to expire on May 1, the Times of Oman report said. The report quoted a


Lootah unveils new $95m Dubai project

Lootah Real Estate Development has announced the official launch of its new Dh350 million ($95.2 million) Shamal Community development in Dubai, which consists of over 1050 units including villas, lofts and studio apartments on an area spanning over 147,000 sq ft. A Dubai-based h


Seven Tides moves to new Dubai office

Dubai-based developer Seven Tides has moved into a new upgraded and fully refurbished office space in its flagship Ibn Battuta Gate office complex in Dubai.   The move serves to consolidate its growing management team into one location, as well as showcase the &


30 French firms to take part in Qatar trade show

More than 30 French companies are set to showcase technology and innovation for the construction sector at a trade show in Qatar next month.   Project Qatar, the 11th international construction technology and building materials exhibition, will take place from M


Saudi to tender Makkah bus project

Saudi Arabia is set to tender the first phase of the Makkah bus network project, which would cover 55 per cent of the western city's residential areas, said a report. There will be a total of 12 lines in this phase, including five express lines and seven local lines, the Arab


Samsung Engg inks $3.8bn Kuwait refinery contract

Samsung Engineering has officially signed a $3.8 billion contract with Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) to build the Mina Abdullah I refinery of Clean Fuels Project (CFP) about 30 miles southeast of Kuwait city. The project is expected to reach its completion in 2018. The entir


Dubai property transactions up 38pc

The number of real estate transactions in Dubai surged 38 per cent to Dh61 billion ($16.6 billion) in the first quarter compared to Dh44 billion registered in the same period last year, said a report. A total of 15,694 real estate transactions were recorded in the first quarter o


DSI Kuwait wins $34m projects

Drake & Scull Kuwait (DSI Kuwait), a subsidiary of Drake & Scull International, has won three major engineering contracts worth Dh128 million ($34.8 million) in the country.   The company will undertake the supply, installation, testing and commissioning


TRL wins green award for Qatar project

UK-based Transport Research Laboratory (TRL), a provider of independent research, consultancy, testing and certification for all aspects of transport, has won the 'Green Mind Award' for the best 'Green Innovation' project in Mena region.   The pr


Work stalls on $75m Bahrain labour town project

Low occupancy rates have delayed work on a $75 million labour town built within the Bahrain Investment Wharf (BIW) in Hidd.   The project's first phase has been completed, but only around 50 per cent of the development is occupied, said a report in the Gulf

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