Construction Industry News

Dhs.100 Million medical research centre launched in Dubai

3rd April 2014

Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has launched the Dhs.100 Million Al Jalila Medical Research Centre, the first indepdendent centre of its kind in the country. The centre will focus its efforts on five diseases common in UAE — diabetes, obesity, cardio-vascular diseases, malignant tumours as well as mental diseases. Shaikh Mohammed viewed a presentation on Al Jalila Foundation’s achievements, vision and mission and future plans inspired by the visions of Shaikh Mohammed and UAE Vision 2021. Shaikh Mohammed also viewed the designs and plans of the 10-storey green building of Al Jalila Medical Research Centre. Giving his blessing to the new project, Sheikh Mohammed emphasised the importance of promoting the culture of research and studies in all disciplines in order to advance healthcare sector, sustainability and the welfare of patients. He also stressed on the need to promote health and well-being of people and to help all patients recover. Sheikh Mohammed also noted that the well-being of society can only be achieved when it is free of these dangerous diseases. Along with praising the efforts of the employees of Al Jalila Foundation and the generousity of donors, Sheikh Mohammed expressed hope that the new facility will be a regional and global research centre that can match internationally-acclaimed research centres in terms of expertise and reputation. [..]

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Qatar's 2014-2015 budget promises to construct 85 new schools

2nd April 2014

Doha News reported that Qatar is planning to build 85 new schools as part of its 2014-2015 financial plan, in a bid to cater to growing demand on the country’s educational system. The new schools will be built over the next year and a half. The Public Works Authority (Ashghal) had previously pledged to build 44 new schools and kindergartens over the next couple of years, including 29 schools and 15 kindergartens by the end of 2014, the report added.[..]

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Samsung Engineering wins US$840 Million Iraq order

31st March 2014

Samsung Engineering Co., Ltd. has officially announced that it was awarded the North (Hammar Mishrif) New Degassing Station Facilities contract for the ENI Zubair Oil Field Development project in Iraq, worth $ 840 million.[..]

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Dhs.29 Million Hatta Heritage Inn and Market project approved

31st March 2014

Shaikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, UAE Minister of Finance and Chairman of the Dubai Municipality, has approved the Hatta Heritage Inn and Market project, which will be completed at a total cost of Dh29 million, the civic body said on Sunday.[..]

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