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UAE roads the best in the world: WEF report

The UAE ranks first in the world in terms of quality of roads, according to the Global Competitiveness Index (GCI) for 2014-2015 prepared by World Economic Forum (WEF). Dr Abdullah bin Mohammed Belhaif Al Nuaimi, UAE's Ministe

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17 die on Saudi roads daily

In a startling revelation, Saudi health ministry said 17 people get killed daily in accidents on the kingdom's roads which is witness to an accident every second, according to a report. According to the figures released by the

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Saudi signs $533m new road deals

Saudi Arabia's Transport Ministry  has signed 32 contracts worth more than SR2 billion ($533 million) for the construction of new roads and repairing of existing ones in different parts of the kingdom, said a report. The

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Abu Dhabi Police gears up for Eid traffic

The Abu Dhabi Police Traffic and Patrols Directorate said it has readied a comprehensive traffic plan to make roads safer across the emirate during the Eid Al Adha holidays.   This is in pursuance of the Abu Dhabi Police GHQ&

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Qatar’s road, rail spend to hit $100bn

Qatar will invest up to $100 billion on building roads and railway networks as part of a massive infrastructure drive, a report said. Traffic congestion and accidents owing to the current lack of a railway network in Qatar has pro

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Abu Dhabi allocates $4.3bn for new projects

Abu Dhabi's government has approved 15.8 billion dirhams ($4.3 billion) worth of spending on infrastructure and social welfare projects, an official statement said.   The wealthiest emirate in the United Arab

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Turkey may hold IPO for toll roads, bridges in 2014

Turkey will not privatise its toll roads and bridges this year but may hold an initial public offering for them in 2014, Finance Minister Mehmet Simsek told Turkey's CNBC-e television on Wednesday. A $5.7 billion tender for th

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Bahrain awards $16m road projects

Bahrain has awarded nine major road and construction contracts worth BD6.17 million ($16.2 million) in April besides inviting bids for six new tenders, said a senior government official. Bahrain Works Ministry technical services a

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Bahrain plans $52m spend on infrastructure

Bahrain will spend more than BD20 million ($52.75 million) on new infrastructure projects in the kingdom, said a senior government official. "The government has agreed today to spend BD14.5 million on 21 tenders, while BD5.7

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Change looms for Ethiopia's ancient salt trade

Abdu Ibrahim Mohammed was 15 years old when he began trekking with caravans of camels to collect salt in a sun-blasted desert basin of north Ethiopia that is one of the hottest places on earth. Now 51 and retired, he has passed hi

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