GCTL8.com (FocusAsia Media Ltd)

DUBAI, Dec 7 (FAM) – Construction schedules in the Middle East are being compressed in order to meet the tight deadlines for transport infrastructure projects. Although the oil price is affecting government spending, there is still a huge amount of money planned for these projects.

The UAE’s Minister of Infrastructure Development, HE Dr Abdulla Mohamed Al Nuami, spoke at Middle East Rail 2016, the region’s largest rail event. He said, “GCC nations are committed meeting these deadlines. Over $352bn is to be invested in rail projects in the MENA over the course of the next 9 years”.