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Big challenges ahead for sustainable city builders

Leaders must build a future sustainable city that not only places people’s welfare at the forefront, but also preserves the natural resources, said experts on the final day of the fourth World Government Summit in Dubai, UAE.

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UAE desert booms again, but builders face cash crunch

Look at computer models for the Venice-like Arabian Canal proposed for central Dubai, or the plans for the world's biggest shopping mall, and it seems as if the collapse of the UAE real estate market six years ago never happened.

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Bahraini builders 'must be given priority for local projects'

Bahraini contractors should be given priority in carrying out government projects as long as this does not conflict with working laws, the Premier said. His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa was ch

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Korean builders clinch $24.6bn Mideast contracts

South Korean builders have amassed orders worth $24.6 billion from Middle East in the first five months of the year, accounting for 77.9 per cent of all global orders, said a report. The total overseas construction orders rose to $31.6

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BASF launches ‘Master Builders Solutions’

Germany-based BASF, a leading chemical company, has launched its ‘Master Builders Solutions’ brand in the GCC, Russia, Turkey and Kazakhstan. The solution has already been introduced in the AsiaPacific region and will

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Iraq names pre-qualifiers for Jordan oil pipeline

Iraq has pre-qualified 12 companies and joint ventures to build an $18-billion export pipeline to Jordan, the oil ministry said on Wednesday. The plan is to export 1 million barrels per day (bpd) of Iraqi crude to Jordan, of which

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Builders told to focus on low-cost housing

Leading engineering experts at a major forum called upon the developers in the Gulf region to build houses for people in the lower strata of society. Qatar Society of Engineers chairman Ahmad Jassim Al Jolo said the situation is criti

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Gulf builders shift focus away from glitzy projects

Burned by grand and audacious real estate projects, which became financial burdens when market bubbles burst three years ago, property developers in the Gulf are putting more emphasis on mundane but affordable housing, a Reuters report said.

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Major builders to take part in Indian Property Show

A greater portfolio of developers from across India will take part in the seventh Indian Property Show to be held in Dubai later this month. The exhibition, organised by  Sumansa Exhibitions, will be held at Airport Expo-Dubai from No

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'Cowboy' builders endangering lives, say consultants

More than 80 per cent of construction activities in Bahrain may potentially lead to unsafe structures and in some cases fatal accidents due to the lack of professional supervision, according to top project consultants. They blame Bahrain's

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