Nissan dominates Hail Nissan International Rally 2018

Nissan drivers claimed the top 11 places at the Hail Nissan International Rally 2018.
Updated 07 February 2018
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Nissan dominates Hail Nissan International Rally 2018

Nissan cars dominated last week’s Hail Nissan International Rally 2018, held under the patronage of Prince Abdul Aziz bin Saad bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud, governor of Hail.
Race winner Essa Al-Doussary, Nissan Saudi Arabia’s official driver, gave an unforgettable performance in his Nissan Navara at the most important motorsports event in the Kingdom.
The second stage of this year’s rally was the longest in its 13-year history, at 354 kilometers. Although Al-Doussary faced some challenges, he exerted extraordinary efforts, winning by a margin of 8 minutes and 42 seconds at the conclusion of the rally’s 168.57-kilometer final stage.
Nissan drivers claimed the top 11 places. Second was Sami Al-Shammari in his Nissan Patrol Pickup, third was Ahmed Al-Shuahil, Muteb Al-Qnoon was fourth, Ahmed Al-Shaqawi came fifth, and Muneef Al-Salmani claimed sixth place, with a time of 10 hours and 13 minutes in his Nissan Patrol Y62.
Al-Doussary said: “This is my first time participating in the Hail Rally and I hope it is the first of many more. It was such a great experience. Being able to drive one of Nissan’s super cars, the Navara, made me very happy. It was a magnificent car. I only gave it maximum output on the final stage, during which I was challenged by the navigation systems, which delayed me a bit.”
Al-Salmani commented: “The Hail Nissan Rally is a great opportunity for aspiring Saudi drivers. I am very happy to have been part of it, and I’m very impressed by the strong performance of the Nissan Y62, so I’d like to thank Nissan for supporting me and supporting the Hail drivers.”
COO of Nissan Saudi Arabia Bader Al-Houssami said: “Hail Nissan Rally has proved itself a solid motorsport platform in Saudi Arabia and we’re proud to be the title sponsor. Hail Rally is a great platform to create champions, improve tourism, and convey the safe driving message across the Kingdom. We are very proud of this year’s results, proud of our drivers growing more skillful, and we look forward to improving more in the future.”
He added: “We will continue to support Saudi drivers, Hail Festival and the Hail Nissan Rally. We also look forward to the Hail Nissan Rally being included in the FIA cross-country rally championship calendar soon.”


32 countries taking part in Saudi Build 2018

Saudi Build 2018 will be held in conjunction with Saudi Stone Tech 2018 and Saudi PMV Series 2018. All three events will give visitors deep insights into the latest innovations and developments in the construction sector. (AFP)
Updated 22 October 2018
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32 countries taking part in Saudi Build 2018

The Riyadh Exhibitions Company Ltd. is hosting Saudi Build 2018 from Monday to Thursday at the Riyadh International Conference and Exhibition Center. The Saudi Export Development Authority, which seeks to strengthen Saudi Arabia’s non-oil exports in line with Saudi Vision 2030, is the event’s platinum sponsor. 

The event comes at a time when the Saudi building equipment market is steadily growing. The industry is expected to achieve a compound annual growth rate of 3.1 percent between 2017 and 2022. 

The 30th edition of the largest international construction technology and building materials exhibition in Saudi Arabia brings together local and international experts, decision-makers, and leaders to discuss emerging investment opportunities arising from the government’s $3.5 billion allocation for the construction of roads and bridges this year. Allocating higher funds aims to further diversify the Kingdom’s economy in line with Saudi Vision 2030.

Mohammad Al Al-Sheikh, head of marketing, Riyadh Exhibitions Company Ltd., said: “Saudi Build 2018 is taking place amid increased construction activities, especially in the industrial and commercial sectors, in the local market in keeping with the goals of the National Transformation Program 2020 and Saudi Vision 2030. The event will give all participants a direct access to the promising opportunities the Saudi market has to offer. Investors interested in entering the domestic market and beating the competition will benefit from the event. This year, it will focus on sustainable construction, which plays a key role in the government’s economic diversification plan and sustainability goals. Investors and decision-makers from the government and private sectors are expected to attend to explore current and future construction projects in Saudi Arabia. The construction sector now accounts for 45 percent of the total construction industry in the Middle East.”

Saudi Build 2018 will be held in conjunction with Saudi Stone Tech 2018 and Saudi PMV Series 2018. All three events will give visitors deep insights into the latest innovations and developments in the construction sector. Saudi Build 2018 is expected to bring together 512 exhibitors from 32 countries and more than 15,000 visitors who will participate in the event’s interactive presentations and workshops.

Al Al-Sheikh added: “Saudi Build 2018 is a result of our long efforts to create a world-class platform for local, regional and international building and construction industry leaders, backed with 38 years of experience in organizing a series of leading exhibitions and conferences that contribute to the growth of the Saudi economy. We are optimistic that the event will further enhance the confidence of the international community in the domestic construction industry. 

The value of the country’s current construction projects is at $284.3 billion, while over 700 projects are expected to be launched in the coming months and to be completed by 2022.”