Emirates Business 24/7 reports today that
“Despite caution over future projects, $800 billion (Dh2.9 trillion) of projects are currently under construction in the UAE, according to a survey by Proleads, the research partner of The Big 5.
Though the analysis covers all industries, civil construction developments continue to dominate projects under way topped by Jumeirah Gardens, Dubailand, Palm Deira, Yas Island, and White Bay Umm Al Quwain.”
[SOURCE: Emirates Business 24/7 – Projects worth $800bn under way in the UAE].
Two-thousand hikers helped Secretary for the Environment Edward Yau open Hong Kong’s 24th country park on Lantau Island today.
The Lantau North (Extension) Country Park adds another 2,360 hectares to Hong Kong’s country park area. It brings Lantau Island’s total country park area to 10,000 hectares, or 70% of the island.
SOURCE: news.gov.hk – Lantau North Country Park opens.
Martha Schwartz Partners Ltd has won an international design competition to provide the public realm and landscape design for Massar Children’s Discovery Centre and public park in Damascus, Syria.
[SOURCE: AMEinfo.com – Martha Schwartz Partners to undertake landscape design and public realm for pioneering educational discovery centre in Damascus | Martha Schwartz].
Propertywire.com is reporting “Falling oil prices could seriously affect construction projects in the Middle East with a review of infrastructure spending likely.”
[SOURCE: Propertywire.com (subscription) Infrastructure development in Middle East expected to slow]
National Newspaper reports that
“Planners, architects and the public will be taught the philosophy behind the Abu Dhabi 2030 Plan, the framework for the city’s future development, under an Urban Planning Council (UPC) initiative announced yesterday.
Estidama Community Sustainable Responsibility 2030 (ECSR 2030), will deal with four main elements: environment, economic, social and cultural elements.”
[SOURCE: The National Newspaper – Initiative will educate public about Abu Dhabi’s development - The National Newspaper].