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Video: Sheikh Mohammed inaugurates new roads connecting various emirates

New infrastructure projects worth Dhs1.95bn have been launched in the UAE

Oud Metha Bus Station Dubai

Video: RTA opens state-of-the-art bus station in Dubai’s Oud Metha

The average number of riders using the station per day is expected to reach 10,000

Saudi wealth fund PIF leads investment in $800m Middle East infrastructure fund

Aberdeen and Investcorp announced the fund two years ago with a view to channel investment into the Middle East’s health care, education and utilities industries

Qatar says World Cup preparations on track despite pandemic

Qatar is spending hundreds of billions of dollars on infrastructure construction ahead of the World Cup

Dubai Roads

RTA awards contracts for constructing 34.4km internal roads in Dubai

The internal roads will be constructed at three residential communities – Al Quoz 2, Nad Al Sheba 2 and Al Barsha South 3

Sharjah’s Arada awards first two contracts for Dhs8bn Masaar project

US consultancy Parsons wins the infrastructure design contract

M&A: How technology can help integrate increasingly complex business models

Driving real value from a merger or an acquisition lies within the integration and orchestration of the IT estate

Saudi Aramco

Aramco weighs sale of stake in natural gas pipelines

The company is also conducting a strategic review of its upstream business

Four steps on how regional governments can elevate economic competitiveness

Government support is most effective when it is invested at a sector or industry level, creating enabling environments with well-designed regulations

UAE’s Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure

UAE Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure implements projects worth Dhs11.8bn

The ministry said that it is implementing 129 development projects as part of a five-year plan

Workplace 2.0: How digital transformation will drive a hybrid era

Digital transformation saved multiple businesses from untimely demise; it will also drive in the new era of the hybrid workplace

Containers in the port, Luanda Province, Luanda, Angola

Dubai’s DP World signs 20-year concession agreement with Angola

DP World will invest $190m over the 20-year period which will increase the terminal’s annual throughput to approximately 700,000 TEUs per year

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DEWA’s Dhs256m water pipeline project in Dubai nears completion

It will extend DEWA’s water transmission network by 36km across Dubai and is now nearly 88 per cent complete

Video: Saudi Crown Prince announces car-free, zero-carbon city, ‘The Line’

Located within NEOM, the city is expected to house one million residents and create 380,000 jobs by 2030

Kuwait’s $124bn pension fund plans infrastructure boost

The new plan, developed with US-based consultancy Mercer, will start next year

Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park

Ducab HV secures cabling contract for MBR Solar Park in Dubai

The Phase 5 Project of the MBR Solar Park requires the use of approximately 275km of cable

Consulting firm AECOM bags infrastructure design project for Saudi’s NEOM

AECOM will leverage its digital capabilities to deliver the services and enable collaboration across global teams

Kuwait pension fund plans to triple infrastructure investments

PIFSS had a record investment profit of $7.3bn in the three months through June

Kuwait’s $112bn pension fund has cash to burn after revamp

Cash accounts for about 11.5 per cent of its investments, which the fund aims to cut to 4 per cent over the next seven months

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Sheikh Mohammed’s new law to regulate all drone operations in Dubai

The law will govern the creation of ‘drone airports’ and outlines the framework for permissions surrounding all drone activities too

New mega urban development project, Masar, launched in Saudi’s Makkah

The project will see the addition of “tens of thousands” of hotel and residential units in Makkah in later phases

Serco Middle East appoints new managing director for Dubai Metro, Tram

Wallace Weatherill has almost 20 years of experience in the operations of critical rail systems in both the UK and the Middle East

Covid-19: How data networks are supporting the new normal

The change in workplace dynamics of the Covid-19 world has not only strained digital networks but also provided an increased number of cybersecurity challenges

Message from the top: Salvador Anglada, group chief business officer, Etisalat

As companies across the GCC tackle the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, regional business leaders reveal insights on what their organisations are doing and offer advice on how to deal with the current crisis

Saudi Binladin Group to cut staff, be renamed

The group is expected to be streamlined with staff cuts and unit sales planned