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Residential Compound Project
July.04.2012
Residential Compound Project
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UAE architecture needs its own identity
July.02.2012
One of the obstacles facing architecture in the UAE could be the influx of international architects who don't know much about the culture or climate of the area, said an expert.
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Two new companies to boost housing sector
July.02.2012
The Ministry of Housing unveiled plans to establish two separate companies to boost the growth of the Kingdom's housing sector. The first company is for facilitating personal housing loans to citizens.
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Saudi hospitality group to build four hotels in Western Region
July.02.2012
Saudi hospitality group to build four hotels in Western Region
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Golf City Project
July.02.2012
Golf City Project
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Makkah municipality to provide housing for 600,000 residents
July.02.2012
Makkah municipality to provide housing for 600,000 residents
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Jabal Omar secures $1.33bn Makkah development loan
July.02.2012
Saudi Arabia’s Jabal Omar Development Company has signed a $1.3bn (SAR5bn) loan agreement with a group of local banks to refinance an upcoming bridge loan maturity and fund the development of hotels and shops in Makkah, Reuters News Agency reports.
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Infrastructure projects approved by Abu Dhabi Executive Council
July.02.2012
Infrastructure projects approved by Abu Dhabi Executive Council
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Historic architecture suits local climate: expert
July.02.2012
Contemporary architects can learn a lot of useful techniques from traditional architecture in the Middle East region, according to Eng. Rashad Bukhash, director of the Architectural Heritage department, Dubai Municipality.
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GCC region to add 100,000 hospital beds by 2020
July.02.2012
Architects and engineers speaking to Construction Week at Hopital Build 2012 exhibition agreed that there are tangible construction opportunities in the GCC healthcare sector.
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GCC region to add 100,000 hospital beds by 2020
July.01.2012
Architects and engineers speaking to Construction Week at Hopital Build 2012 exhibition agreed that there are tangible construction opportunities in the GCC healthcare sector.
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Four Seasons hotel to be built in Jumeirah Beach
July.01.2012
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has announced plans for a new resort property to be built in the Jumeirah Beach area of Dubai, according to a statement from the company.
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Egyptian firms bid for USD2.4bn of Libyan infrastructure projects
July.01.2012
The Egyptian Industrial Development Authority (IDA (is seeking to sign an initial agreement with the Libyan government to implement a number of infrastructure projects in Libya worth about EGP 15 billion (USD 2.4 billion), the head of IDA told Zawya.
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Arkan secures $381.2m loan for new projects
July.01.2012
Abu Dhabi-based Arkan Building Material Company has secured a $381.2 loan (AED 1.4bn) from mainly local banks to refinance existing debt and fund new projects, according to Reuters News Agency.
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Amey wins Ashghal Qatar road management contract
July.01.2012
Ashghal, Qatar’s public works authority has awarded a five year contract to Amey to manage its national highways network, according to a statement from the company.
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AECOM wins Qatar's North Road contract
July.01.2012
US-based AECOM has won the $12 million contract for the design build to upgrade Qatar’s North Road according to a press release from the company’s head quarters in Los Angeles last night.
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Abu Dhabi's Gulf Capital To Invest AED1 Billion In Riyadh Housing
July.01.2012
Abu Dhabi's Gulf Capital To Invest AED1 Billion In Riyadh Housing
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Abu Dhabi to get region's first Hard Rock Hotel
July.01.2012
Hard Rock International has announced an agreement with Aabar Properties for the development and management of Hard Rock Hotel Abu Dhabi, a five-star international hotel.
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Kuwait to spend a total $6bn on airport expansion
May.24.2012
The head of the Kuwait’s civil aviation directorate Fawaz Al Farah has announced a planned total spend of $6bn on the expansion of its international airport, a project which will almost double the capacity of the hub
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Nakheel announces new Palm Jumeirah project
May.24.2012
Nakheel has announced a new waterside residential and leisure project for Palm Jumeirah called Palm Views East and West, a press release from the Dubai-based developer has revealed.
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Developer secures funds for Dubai theme park
May.24.2012
Al Hilal Bank and Mashreq have said they had closed a shari'ah fund facility to help finance a new indoor theme park in Dubai.
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Al Khozama to invest $140m in hotel projects
May.24.2012
Saudi property management firm Al Khozama Management Company is to invest more than $140m expanding its hospitality operations in kingdom, it was announced on Monday.
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Six Jubail expansion projects approved
May.24.2012
JUBAIL: The Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu has approved six mega industrial expansion projects at a cost of SR21.2 billion at the Jubail Industrial City.
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Saudi king to launch $22bn university projects
May.24.2012
Saudi’s King Abdullah is to launch more than $20bn in new university projects as the kingdom continues to pour money into its education system.
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Saudi health minister launches $400m Hail projects
May.24.2012
Saudi health minister launches $400m Hail projects
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Qatar eyes near-70% rise in hotel rooms supply
May.23.2012
Qatar's tourism sector is likely to see a near-70% growth in hotels, the largest in the Middle East and Africa, latest STR Global data has showed.
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Oman To Undertake OMR1.5bn Road Development Programme
May.23.2012
Oman To Undertake OMR1.5bn Road Development Programme
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Oman To Expand Port Of Salalah
May.23.2012
Oman To Expand Port Of Salalah
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Oman paves way for $3.9bn worth of road projects
May.23.2012
As part of the government’s efforts to develop infrastructure and promote services related to the national economy, 11 agreements worth $411.8m have been signed at the Transport and Communications Ministry.
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Nakheel To Expand Two Dubai Shopping Centres
May.23.2012
Nakheel To Expand Two Dubai Shopping Centres
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Mandarin Oriental To Open New Middle East Hotels
May.23.2012
Mandarin Oriental To Open New Middle East Hotels
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Makkah to sink $175m into schools projects in 2012
May.23.2012
Makkah’s General Education Department has $175m worth of projects in the pipeline, many of which are already under construction.
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MAF to maintain focus on community mall projects
May.23.2012
Majid Al Futtaim (MAF), the developer of Fujariah City Centre which opened Wednesday, is planning to maintain its focus on community mall projects.
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Kuwait releasing $2.9bn tender on airport terminal
May.23.2012
The release of an initial tender for the last phase of Kuwait’s international airport second terminal is imminent, revealed the Ministry of Works on Monday.
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KSA signs $266m for university build contracts
May.23.2012
KSA's Minister of Higher Education Dr Khaled Bin Muhammad Al-Anqari, has signed contracts worth $267m billion to construct new buildings at universities across the Kingdom.
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KSA announces new Makkah medical city project
May.23.2012
The Saudi Arabian Ministry of Health has unveiled plans to construct a new medical city in Makkah, Arab News reports.
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Kingdom Tower is awarded construction license
May.23.2012
Jeddah Mayoralty has given the official go-ahead for the +1km super tall Kingdom Tower, which will become the world's tallest building upon its completion in 2017.
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Jeddah projects worth SR1.4bn in for review
May.23.2012
The department to follow up implementation of projects at the Makkah governorate has started reviewing and scrutinizing a number of projects to be offered for bidding by the Jeddah municipality during the current fiscal year at a cost of SR1.4 billion.
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Jeddah leads demand for affordable homes in Saudi
May.23.2012
Saudi Arabia has kickstarted plans to build 500,000 affordable homes throughout the kingdom, with Jeddah leading demand for new housing projects.
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State Government Approves NGN58.7bn For New Projects
May.22.2012
State Government Approves NGN58.7bn For New Projects
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IDB, IFC To Make US$100mn Investment In Infrastructure Projects
May.22.2012
IDB, IFC To Make US$100mn Investment In Infrastructure Projects
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Hail Allocated SAR800mn For Municipality Projects
May.22.2012
Hail Allocated SAR800mn For Municipality Projects
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Governor lays foundation for $233m health projects
May.22.2012
Prince Fahd bin Sultan, governor of the province of Tabuk, laid the foundation for the $233m worth of health projects underway at a ceremony attended by Health Minister Dr Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, during a two day visit to the region.
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Go-ahead for $102m residential community in Basra
May.22.2012
A new $102m residential community is on the cards for Basra province in Iraq, according to the Iraqi Ministry of Reconstruction and Housing website.
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Full steam ahead
May.22.2012
The year 2010 marked the 40th anniversary of the accession of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said and the establishment of the Sultanate of Oman. As a GCC member, the Sultanate continues to play a fundamental role in promoting regional stability.
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Emaar to pump EGP30bn into Egypt in 2012, GM says
May.22.2012
Emaar to pump EGP30bn into Egypt in 2012, GM says
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CH2M HILL wins 2022 World Cup contract
May.21.2012
DOHA: Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee has appointed CH2M HILL -- a global full-service consulting, programme management, design, construction, and operations firm to ensure the successful delivery of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar
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Al Khozama Announces $140 Million Investment in Saudi Arabia Hospitality Projects
May.21.2012
RIYADH,SAUDI ARABIA, 30th April 2012: More than $140 million (SAR 500 million) is being allocated to ambitious hospitality projects in Saudi Arabia
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Abu Dhabi to develop new industrial zones
May.21.2012
ABU DHABI - Abu Dhabi is developing new industrial zones in Ruwais and Madina Zayed in the Western Region apart from a zone for automobiles, a top official said.
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400 houses to be built in Riyadh
May.16.2012
RIYADH: An agreement was signed with the National Commercial Bank (NCB) in Riyadh on Wednesday to build 400 houses at a cost of SR573 million in the north and west of the capital.
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$1bn Oman medical city 'will fill healthcare gap'
May.16.2012
By CW Staff on Feb 26, 2012 A feasibility study into a planned $1bn medical city in Oman has confirmed that it will fill a gap in the healthcare market in the Middle East, the master developer has said.
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$40.8m, 400ha Dubai safari project is announced
May.16.2012
By CW Staff on May 14, 2012 A $40.8m Dubai safari park project was announced by Eng. Hussain Nassir Lootah, director general of the Dubai Municipality, during a press conference yesterday.
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2012 Budget Reinforces Bullish Stance on Building
April.17.2012
Saudi Arabia - Infrastructure BMI View: The Saudi Arabian government's announcement of its new budget at the end of December reinforces our bullish view for the kingdom's residential and non-residential building industry in 2012
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Abu Dhabi Plans 3 New Industrial Parks to Provide 93,000 Jobs-Report
April.17.2012
Monday, BEIRUT (Zawya Dow Jones)--The Abu Dhabi emirate plans to set up three industrial parks that are expected to provide about 93,000 job opportunities when completed, Abu Dhabi-based Al Ittihad daily reports Monday citing an official.
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Al Habtoor to Build Dubai Hotel and Entertainment Complex
April.17.2012
United Arab Emirates - Real Estate News: UAE-based conglomerate the Al Habtoor Group will build a US$1.33bn hotel and entertainment complex in Dubai, Reuters reports.
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Bahrain to Spend BHD110mn on Infrastructure Program
April.17.2012
Bahrain - Infrastructure - 20 Jan 2012 News: The Bahraini Works Ministry has announced that it will spend BHD110mn (US$291mn) on an extensive infrastructure investment program, reports ameinfo.com. A total of 81 contracts were awarded during 2011.
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Billions in mega-spend for development
April.17.2012
By Valiya S. Sajjad Jan 31, 2012 Kuwait is implementing several mega development projects which will strengthen the private sector for a balanced and sustainable growth.
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GACA Launches SAR15bn Islamic Bond
April.17.2012
Saudi Arabia - Infrastructure - 16 Jan 2012 - Saudi Binladin Group News: Saudi Arabia's General Authority for Civil Aviation (GACA) has launched an SAR15bn (US$4bn) Islamic bond (sukuk) to raise funds for the SAR27.
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GCC Plans To Undertake 1,638 Key Projects Until 2020
April.17.2012
Middle East - Infrastructure - 09 Jan 2012 News: The member countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) are planning to undertake 1,638 key projects for various sectors during 2011-2020.
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Housing projects in Zakho with over 8,000 units
April.17.2012
By Ayad Naqeeb DUHOK, Feb. 1 (AKnews) - Duhok's Investment Board has licensed two housing projects in the distrit of Zakho, 509 km north west of Baghdad on Turkish border, that comprise over 8,000 residential units in total.
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Iraq to Build 18 New Hospitals
April.17.2012
Iraq - Infrastructure News: The Iraqi Ministry of Health has announced that it will build 18 new hospitals across the country at a cost of US$2bn, reports zawya.com.
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Nakheel Plans to Deliver 7,000 Units This Year
April.17.2012
By Issac John DUBAI -- Dubai developer Nakheel said on Thursday said it had negotiated Dh1 billion in contractor claims and it would be delivering 7,000 units in 2012.
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New Housing Projects in 118 Cities
April.17.2012
By Saud Al-Rushood HAIL - The Ministry of Housing plans to build homes for citizens in 118 cities across the Kingdom, said Dr. Shuwaish Bin Saud Al-Dhuwaihi, Minister of Housing.
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Oman: RO1.63bn set aside in 2012 for new projects in the Eighth Five Year Plan
April.17.2012
The government will be implementing 12 new projects from the Eighth Five Year Plan at a total cost of RO1.63bn in 2012, according to H E Darwish al Balushi, the Minister Responsible for Financial Affairs.
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RO 120 million project in Sur
April.17.2012
MUSCAT -- Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) were inked here yesterday for the establishment of an integrated commercial, leisure, shopping and residential development with an estimated investment of RO 120 million at Sur Industrial Estate.
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Six Saudi industrial projects get $5.6bn go ahead
April.17.2012
Six industrial mega projects worth a total of $5.6bn have been approved for construction in Jubail by the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu.
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Sobha Developers to Build Mixed-Use Development
April.17.2012
United Arab Emirates - Infrastructure - Sobha Developers Ltd News: Indian construction company Sobha Developers has purchased 8mn square feet of land in Meydan City, Dubai from Australia-based Meydan Group.
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SR1.4 billion allocated for new projects in holy sites
April.17.2012
MAKKAH: The Ministry of Rural and Municipal Affairs will this year implement development projects in the holy sites worth over SR1.4 billion, Al-Eqtisadiah newspaper reported Wednesday, quoting Makkah Mayor Osama Al-Bar.
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Taibah University to Construct New Campus
April.17.2012
News: Saudi Arabia's Taibah University has announced that it will construct a new campus at its Yanbu site, reports ameinfo.com.
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US$311.6mn Complex To Be Established At Sur Industrial Estate In Oman
April.17.2012
News: The Public Establishment for Industrial Estates (PEIE) has drafted a memorandum of understanding for the construction of an integrated leisure, commercial.
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University Projects
April.16.2012
Saudi Arabia - Infrastructure News: Khalid Bin Muhammad Al-Anqari, Saudi Arabia's Minister of Higher Education, signed contracts for various university projects on January 15 2012, reports Saudi Gazette.
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Nakheel plans new mall on the Palm to attract tourists
April.15.2012
Gulf News Dubai Nakheel is looking to draw more tourists and new residents to the Palm Jumeirah with the addition of a new shopping mall.
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Kuwait: KD 100m low-cost housing project to be executed soon
April.15.2012
KUWAIT CITY: The low-cost housing project will be implemented soon with an estimated budget of KD100 million, says State Minister for Housing Affairs and Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Mohammad Al-Numas.
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Kuwait to Launch Soon Low-Cost Housing Co with KWD100M Cap-Report
April.15.2012
BEIRUT (Zawya Dow Jones)--Kuwait will soon embark on a local low-cost housing project by launching a company with a capital of 100 million Kuwaiti dinars ($359.1 million)
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Government Moves Ahead With Infrastructure Projects
April.15.2012
United Arab Emirates - Infrastructure - 25 Jan 2012 News: The government of Abu Dhabi in the UAE is progressing with the construction of 7,608 homes.
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Abu Dhabi Approves Building of Futuristic Airport Complex
April.15.2012
Wednesday, Feb 01, 2012 Abu Dhabi The Abu Dhabi Government has approved the construction of the Midfield Terminal Complex (MTC), part of a $6.8-billion (Dh24.95 billion) expansion plan for the capital’s international airport.
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100 public schools to be built or refurbished
February.21.2012
100 public schools to be built or refurbished Monday, Jan 30, 2012 Gulf News Abu Dhabi The Abu Dhabi Executive Council last week approved the building or refurbishment of 100 schools by 2018 to keep up with the growth in demand for places for Emiratis.
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Qatar: Ashghal to undertake QR100bn worth infrastructure projects in five years
January.08.2012
DOHA: The Public Works Authority (Ashghal) will spend around QR100bn between 2011-16 to develop world-class urban infrastructure and transportation network, said Eng Nasser Ali Al Mawlawi, the president of the authority yesterday.
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Oman: Alargan unveils Qurm Hills mega project
January.08.2012
This mega project, which was launched in presence of the Kuwaiti ambassador to the Sultanate, will be constructed on a total land area of 165,000 square metres behind Al Harthy Complex and the Sultan Center.
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Oman - Q1 2012
January.08.2012
Executive Summary BMI View: An upward trend in Oman's construction sector is expected to continue in 2012,
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Emaar Middle East launches Abraj Al Hilal 2 residential towers in Jeddah Gate
January.08.2012
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; December 11, 2011: Emaar Middle East has announced the launch of the second phase of its prestigious Jeddah Gate master-planned community. With the first homes in its three Abraj Al Hilal towers to be handed over shortly,
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7,000 properties to be requisitioned to make way for Makkah projects
January.08.2012
MAKKAH: More than 7,000 real estate units will be expropriated and demolished in Makkah in 2012 to make way for the expansion of the Grand Mosque and the development of the holy city, Al-Eqtisadiah newspaper reported on Sunday.
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Yearbook 2012: Change that is set to continue
January.08.2012
The consequences of the 2011 Arab uprisings are uncertain, but they will be far-reaching It will be many years before we know the full impact of the Arab uprisings.
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$82b new Mena projects in 10 months
January.08.2012
DUBAI - Amid a spurt in the value of cancelled and delayed projects to $1.75 trillion, just over $82 billion worth of new projects have been awarded across the Middle East and North Africa in the first 10 months of this year.
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Saudi Arabia to be Among World's Top Ten Real Estate Markets in 2012
January.08.2012
Saudi Arabia to be Among World's Top Ten Real Estate Markets in 2012 Dubai, 11 December 2011:
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Slew of construction projects in pipeline
December.04.2011
KUWAIT: The country's development plan has been in the execution phase for almost two years , stated Fadhel Al-Safar, the minister of public works.
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Saudi Arabia - Competition Heating Up In Housing Market
December.04.2011
BMI View: A US$332.3mn contract secured by South Korea's Daewoo Engineering and Construction and Kele Saudi Arabia is the latest indicator of the positive sentiment pervading Saudi Arabia's
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Qatar to spend $150bn on infrastructure, Spanish businessmen told
December.04.2011
DOHA: Qatar plans to spend an astronomical $150bn on infrastructure development over the next five years, the Minister of Economy and Finance said yesterday.
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Over US$27b investment in Oman construction over next three years
December.04.2011
Dubai, UAE. October 25, 2011. Spend on building construction in Oman is expected to reach more than US$27bn by 2014 according to research from Ventures, on behalf of The Big 5 2011.
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Jordan - Oil Shale Power Plants Level The Playing Field in Jordan
December.04.2011
BMI View: Recently announced Chinese and Estonian oil shale power plant projects in Jordan are consistent with the Kingdom's strategy to reduce dependence on imported energy.
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Jeddah Residential Market Continues To Gain Momentum
November.30.2011
Jeddah Residential Market Continues To Gain Momentum according to Jones Lang LaSalle MENA's Jeddah Real Estate Market Overview Q3 2011
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Charitable Society, Mundir Sign SAR51mn Tower Deal
November.30.2011
News: Prince Faisal bin Salman, executive committee Chairman of the Ensan Charitable Society, and Mundir Al-Khaledi Contracting have signed a deal for the construction of a SAR51mn
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BASREC To Build Biggest Mall At Doha Festival City
November.30.2011
BASREC To Build Biggest Mall At Doha Festival City
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Affordable housing a concern in Abu Dhabi
November.30.2011
Affordable housing a concern in Abu Dhabi
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700 More Health Centers Set For Saudi Arabia
July.14.2011
Saudi Arabia - Infrastructure - 9 Jun 2011
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Syria invites developer bids for $8.4bn project
March.15.2011
The Syrian government is set to invite developers to build 118,000 homes in projects valued at $8.4bn in the second quarter of this year
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Bahrain launches project to build 50,000 housing units
March.15.2011
Bahrain has launched a BD2.5bn ($6.6bn) housing programme to meet a gap in social housing that has had families waiting for more than a decade for homes
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Documents

World Bank Projects and Operations

Publis Date: April.01.2011
Last Update Date: April.01.2011
The World Bank carries out projects and provides a wide variety of analytical...
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ILO, International Labour Organisation

Publis Date: April.04.2011
Last Update Date: April.04.2011
The ILO is the international organization responsible for drawing up and...
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UNCTAD, UN Conference on Trade & Development

Publis Date: April.04.2011
Last Update Date: April.04.2011
Established in 1964, UNCTAD promotes the development-friendly integration of...
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