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Qatar construction growth 'to continue regardless of World Cup'

Qatar's construction sector growth will continue regardless of the status of the World Cup as much of the infrastructure pipeline is not directly linked to the event, said a report. Over the next 10 years, annual average growt

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Dubai Metro ridership crosses 88m in H1

More than 88.2 million commuters used the Dubai Metro’s Red and Green lines in the first half of the year, according to a report. The tram service in the emirates saw more than 1.8 million commuters, said the UAE’s Roa

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Alstom, Huawei complete LTE 4G pilot project for metros

Leader in the world of power generation Alstom and information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider Huawei have completed a pilot project to develop a Long Term Evolution (LTE) 4G multi-service broadband radio networking techno

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RTA eyes 421-km Dubai Metro tracks by 2030

Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has set an ambitious plan to extend the metro tracks to 110 km by 2020, then take it further to 200 km by 2025 and finally double up to 421 km by 2030, said a top official. RTA is mo

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Arcadis to design new transport system for Jeddah

Arcadis, a leading global asset design and consultancy firm, has been appointed to develop the architectural vision for a new, comprehensive public transport system in the city of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The appointment comes throug

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Dubai invites bids for metro line extension

Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has invited  expressions of interest from major companies and consortiums for the construction of a metro line connecting the existing Red Line on Sheikh Zayed Road from Nakheel Harbour and To

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Egis-Systra win Saudi metro consultancy deal

A consortium of leading international engineering groups Egis and Systra has been awarded a contract by Saudi authorities to carry out the design studies of the proposed 95km three-line metro network in Madinah. The contract relat

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5-member consortium wins systems deal for Doha Metro

A five-member consortium has received a ‘Letter of Conditional Acceptance’ from the Qatar Railways Company for a systems package of the Doha Metro, the first metro system to be constructed in Qatar. The consortium cons

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Dubai's Lotus Downtown Metro wins two awards

Lotus Downtown Metro Hotel Apartments, a leading hospitality property in Dubai, UAE, was awarded “Best Luxury Serviced Apartments” and “Best Luxury Lodge” at the World Luxury Hotel Awards held in South Africa last year.

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Kuwait eyes metro, housing in $116bn plan

Kuwait is planning the construction of 45,000 housing units, a metro system, a railway network and a large number of mega oil projects, including a new refinery as part of a five-year KD34.15 billion ($116 billion) spend, a report said.

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