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Hochtief wins $296m Qatar tunnel contract

Hochtief Solutions Middle East Qatar has signed a €256-million  ($296 million) contract for construction of the central section of a new sewerage network with Qatar’s Public Works Authority (Ashghal). The deal to d

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Turkey unveils $3.5bn three-storey tunnel project

Turkey is set to build a three-storey tunnel under Bosphorus Strait in Istanbul at an estimated cost of $3.5 billion, said a report. The 6.5-km-tunnel would provide a road and rail connection between the city’s two sides, cu

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Riyadh Metro on track for 2018 launch

Work on the multibillion-riyal Riyadh Metro project is progressing well and is about 10 per cent ahead of schedule, said a report, citing a top government official. One of the world’s largest metro projects, this automatic d

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Britain plans Stonehenge tunnel in roads upgrade

Britain plans to bore a road tunnel near the prehistoric Stonehenge monument to ease congestion and remove most vehicles from view of the ancient stone circle that has puzzled visitors and scholars for centuries. The single-carria

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Egypt hires German firm to bore Suez Canal tunnels

Egypt will use machines made by a German firm to bore at least four tunnels under the Suez Canal, part of an $8 billion project to expand the waterway that the government hopes will raise revenues and foreign currency reserves. Un

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Qatar starts work on $577m road project

Qatar's Public Works Authority (Ashgal) has started work on the Al Wakrah parallel road extension project which will see the laying of a 11-km stretch from Al Mashaf to the Mesaieed area of Qatar at a cost of QR2.18 billion ($577 million).

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Qatar gets 4 more tunnel boring machines for Metro project

Qatar Railways Company (Qatar Rail), the company overseeing the construction of the integrated railways network, has received four more tunnel boring machines for the first phase work of the Doha Metro. All the four machines were manufa

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China plans work on 123km tunnel

Chinese engineers will submit a blueprint to the government by April for the world's longest undersea tunnel and, once approved, work could start as early as 2015 or 2016, the China Daily newspaper reported. The tunnel, spanni

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Abu Dhabi tunnel lanes to be closed

Two lanes in both directions inside the Qasr Al Bahr tunnel on Sheikh Zayed Road will be closed every Friday and Saturday for the coming two months. The closure will occur as a result of engineering works in the tunnel, said a sta

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Bahrain tunnel project on track

About eighty per cent of work on the Mina Salman tunnel project in Bahrain has been completed and is due to open by September end, revealed assistant undersecretary for roads Huda Fakhro. A total of 588 workers have been employed

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