Construction Industry News

First phase of US$ 13.3 bn Makkah Pilgrim City project underway

First phase of US$ 13.3 bn Makkah Pilgrim City project underway

10th October 2014

Work on the first phase of a US$ 13.32 billion  (SAR 50 billion) project to build a “Pilgrim City” in the holy city of Madinah is underway, according to news reports in Arab News. Mecca Mosque

The project, which will cover an area of over 1.6 million square meters and accommodate 200,000 people, will have 100 administrative and residential towers and 30 hotels. It will also include a 400-bed hospital, as well as a railway and bus station.[..]

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Expo 2020 tenders to be floated in Q1 2015 : UAE government

Expo 2020 tenders to be floated in Q1 2015 : UAE government

9th October 2014

Tenders for infrastructural developments for World Expo 2020 will be issued at the beginning of 2015.The UAE government has confirmed it is in the final stages of preparing the tenders. Dubai won its Expo 2020 in 2013 and announced it would set aside a large sum of cash to pay for the extension of the metro, new hotels and a new roads.[..]

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