Construction Industry News

Qatar's Sidra hospital project facing repeated delays , main contractors sacked

Qatar's Sidra hospital project facing repeated delays , main contractors sacked

23rd July 2014

According to reports in Doha News, Qatar's national daily and a statement released by Qatar Foundation, the organization that funds the Sidra hospital project, On 22 July 2014, Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development terminated the contract for design and construction of the Sidra Facilities in Doha, Qatar, which was awarded in 2008 to the OHL Internacional / Contrack (Cyprus) Ltd. Joint Venture.[..]

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Dubai's US$1.1 bn Al Ithiad bridge replacing Floating bridge on Creek to be ready by 2018

Dubai's US$1.1 bn Al Ithiad bridge replacing Floating bridge on Creek to be ready by 2018

23rd July 2014

Al Ittihad Bridge will replace the Floating Bridge, built on Dubai Creek, by early 2018, according to Roads and Transport Authority (RTA). In an expression of interest and pre-qualification invitation, published in a local newspaper, RTA said the tender for the new bridge will be issued in October 2014 with the construction period extending over three years. The opening is expected by early 2018.[..]

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Qatar 2022 probe report decision postponed to September : FIFA

Qatar 2022 probe report decision postponed to September : FIFA

22nd July 2014

The much awaited report on an investigation into the decision to award the 2022 World Cup to Qatar, initially scheduled for completion this month, is only likely to be finished in September, according to a FIFA statement. "We expect to deliver our report to the adjudicatory chamber by the first week of September," said a statement issued by FIFA on behalf of its ethics committee on Monday, as per news from Reuters.[..]

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RAK Free Trade Zone set for expansion: to include healthcare segment in Academic Park

RAK Free Trade Zone set for expansion: to include healthcare segment in Academic Park

22nd July 2014

The Ras Al Khaimah Free Trade Zone (RAK FTZ) is investing in new infrastructure as part of expansion plans to meet burgeoning demand and capture new segments for the Emirate. Its master plans are being revised to incorporate a health care segment into the academic park,  with construction to start in the first half of 2016, Peter Fort, chief executive, told news agency Gulf News in an interview on Monday.[..]

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