Tuesday 26 September 2017

UAE approves $326m infrastructure projects

The UAE government has allocated Dh1.2 billion ($326 million) for the completion of a number of infrastructure and urban development projects across the country, said a report. The approval was given by Follow-up Committee of the Initiatives of the UAE President at a meeting held


Dewa inks strategic deal with Dubai Airports

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) said it has signed a deal with Dubai Airports as part of its efforts to achieve sustainable development, and support the Smart Dubai initiative launched by Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al


Saudi Arabia 'funding $13.6bn development projects'

Saudi government has financed a total of 609 projects worth more than SR51 billion ($13.6 billion) in 82 countries across the globe through the Saudi Fund for Development (SDF), said a report. The kingdom has been one of the main countries that provide humanitarian and developmen


Dubai starts replacing non-fireproof building facades

The Dubai Land Department (DLD) has begun replacing non-fire-resistant building facades across Dubai through its regulatory arm, the Real Estate Regulatory Agency (Rera). The project demonstrates Rera’s dedication to taking proactive and preventative measures that will redu


Cifa to launch novel products at The Big 5 Heavy

Compagnia Italiana Forme Acciai (Cifa), one of the oldest companies in the concrete laying industry, is set to showcase its innovative products and technology at The Big 5 Heavy construction expo being held in Dubai next year as part of the company's Middle East and Africa (MEA) expansion s


DIFC to set up new unit for construction disputes

Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Courts has announced plans to set up a new division mainly for resolving complex technology and construction disputes such as claims arising out of fire accidents and complicated engineering rows. The new Technology and Construction Div


Imdaad to launch first ‘work series’ at FM Expo

Dubai-based Imdaad, a leading facilities management (FM) company, will be launching the first “Imdaad Work Series” at the upcoming FM Expo, Middle East’s largest dedicated FM show, in Dubai, UAE. The event runs from September 25 to 27 at the Dubai World Trade Ce


Saudi cement sales continue decline in August

Saudi Arabia’s cement sector continued to remain under pressure with total cement sales volume declining 16 per cent year-on-year (y-o-y) to 3.7 million tons in August, posting 12th y-o-y decline in last 13 months, a report said. However on a monthly basis, the combined sal


Red Sea Mall undergoes $53m expansion

Red Sea Mall, a leading shopping destination in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia is currently on track with its  $53.3-million expansion project, a report said. The largest mall expansion in Saudi Arabia will see the addition of more international brands and entertainment facilities, st


Emaar to develop waterfront homes, hotel in Dubai Harbour

Emaar Properties has announced that it will develop about 10 million sq ft of waterfront residences and a brand-new hotel project at Dubai Harbour, the 20 million sq ft destination developed by Meraas. Dubai Harbour was launched earlier this year by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al

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