Riyadh forum offers building projects worth SR500bn

Prince Faisal praised the forum for helping to promote an integrated approach to achieving the country’s ambitions for the sector. (SPA)
Updated 27 February 2019

Riyadh forum offers building projects worth SR500bn

  • Prince Faisal praised the forum for helping to promote an integrated approach to achieving the country’s ambitions for the sector

JEDDAH: Saudi construction projects worth more than SR500 billion ($133 billion) were presented to contractors at a major event opened on Monday by Riyadh Gov. Prince Faisal bin Bandar.
The two-day Future Projects Forum (FPF), organized by the Saudi Contractors Authority, aims to increase communication between the public and private sectors in the Kingdom in a bid to support the development of the contracting sector.
Prince Faisal praised the forum for helping to promote an integrated approach to achieving the country’s ambitions for the sector.
Several government organizations and leading national companies are participating in the FPF, which has put forward more than 600 future projects to contractors.
The forum also aims to encourage foreign investment and help raise the efficiency and competitiveness of contractors to meet the technical requirements of the building projects planned for Saudi Arabia. 


Expo to showcase Arab heritage in Italy

Updated 16 min 46 sec ago

Expo to showcase Arab heritage in Italy

RIYADH: Saudi tourism and culture chiefs have joined forces to stage a major exhibition in Italy showcasing the heritage of the Kingdom and the Arabian Peninsula.

Titled “Trade Routes in Arabian Peninsula: Masterpieces of the Monuments of Saudi Arabia through the Ages,” the expo will run for three months at the National Roman Museum in the Italian capital Rome from late October this year.

Organized by the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) in cooperation with the Kingdom’s Ministry of Culture, the cultural heritage display is one of the most important international Saudi exhibitions.