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Sunday, 18 June 2017

Saudi’s $250 billion construction market still offers greatest potential, says Meed | The National

Saudi’s $250 billion construction market still offers greatest potential, says Meed | The National:

"Saudi Arabia remains the market with the greatest potential for the region’s construction industry, with more than US$250 billion worth of projects in the pipeline, according to a new report by the regional news service Meed. The kingdom has almost as much work in the pre-execution phase as the GCC’s second and third-biggest markets combined: the UAE has $184bn of work in the pipeline while Qatar has $69bn. Meed said in the new report that after a year of uncertainty in 2016, Saudi Arabia will start to deliver on its promises in 2017. The construction industry in the country almost ground to a halt last year, following a decision to stop awarding new contracts for major government projects until a new network of programme management offices (PMO) was established. Payments to contractors for all but the most essential projects were also halted for the first nine months of the year, placing serious cash-flow pressures on many contractors and leading to tens of thousands of workers for some of the country’s biggest companies being left without pay for months."



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