The 11th edition of The Big 5 Saudi will take place at the Riyadh Front Exhibition and Conference Center from 18-21 February 2023. This largest construction event in Saudi Arabia will bring together 28,000+ attendees and over 750 local and international exhibitors from 40 countries.
New Mining and Industrial growth in Sub-Saharan Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa has more than $108 billion in active mining and industrial projects. Most are new mining developments worth more than $42 billion. South Africa has the largest pipeline, with 16.95% or $18.3 billion of active mining and industrial projects.
New Mines In North Africa
New mines in North Africa account for 62% of Industrial activity, which totals $14 billion in active projects. Algeria is North Africa’s busiest market for new mining and industrial projects. The North African country has almost 50% or $7 billion of new industrial and mining projects. Egypt is in second place, with 44% of the active mining and industrial projects.
Industrial and mining growth in the Middle East
The Middle East has $33 billion in active industrial and mining projects. Saudi Arabia leads the Middle East with 54% or $17.5 billion in active industrial and mining projects. Oman is in second place with 36%, or $11.5 billion. The UAE has 7% or $2.4 billion in industrial projects.
Sub-Sahara Africa investing $11 billion in new hospitals
New hospitals with a value of $11 billion are active. $6.4 billion is currently under construction, and $4.8 billion is in design.
Egypt is investing $1.8 Billion in new hospitals
Egypt leads North Africa with more than 60% of the new hospital projects. Egypt’s population exceeds 108 million, or 42% of North Africa’s total population. Egypt’s population growth rate is also the highest in North Africa. Investing in healthcare is a primary focus for the Egyptian government.
Growth in the Middle East Healthcare Construction Sector
The Middle East has more than $18 billion of active hospital projects. More than 70% of these new projects are in Saudi Arabia. The UAE is second with 14% of active hospital projects. Of the $18 billion, more than $12 billion is under construction, with the balance, or $6 billion, in the pre-execution phase.
Saudi Airport Projects biggest in the Middle East
Strategically located, the Middle East connects manufacturing nations with consumer nations. Billions move between these nations through transport hubs in the Middle East.
$150 billion Rail Projects in the Middle East
The Middle East has more than $150 billion of active rail projects. More than a third, or 35%, are in Saudi Arabia. Iraq is in second place with 28% or $43 billion of active rail projects. Oman is in third place with 18% or $27 billion of rail projects.
$592 billion of active transport projects in the Middle East
Saudi Arabia is leading the Middle East with 52% active transport projects. More than half of the $592 billion active transport projects are currently under construction.
UAE leading Middle East with five new Museums
With a total investment estimated at almost $2 billion, the Abu Dhabi has set its sights firmly on becoming the cultural capital in the Middle East.
Top 5 Leisure Developers in the Middle East
The Middle East have more than $41 billion in active leisure development projects. Tourism has become a significant focus for Middle East countries whose economies traditionally relied heavily on hydrocarbon exports as a means of diversification.
$41 billion of active Leisure projects in the Middle East
Saudi Arabia leads the Middle East Leisure development sector with 53% or $22 billion in active leisure developments. The UAE is in second place with $17 billion. In 2023, the leisure sector will create 185,000 jobs for labourers while constructing world-class hotels and theme parks.
Top 10 Real Estate Developments in the Middle East
Saudi Arabia leads the Middle East when it comes to real estate developments slated to break ground in 2023. Six of the top 10 real estate developments are in Saudi Arabia, and four of the top 5 developers. The Middle East has more than 100 developments with a combined value of over $100 billion that will break ground in 2023.
Massive Saudi real estate projects impact supply chain
At the start of 2023, the real estate construction market in Saudi Arabia has grown to an astounding $633 billion of active projects. This total excludes mega projects.
Real Estate construction in the Middle East exceeds $2 Trillion
Saudi Arabia can expect a third of the contract awards in the Middle East’s real estate sector. The Middle East’s real estate sector will account for 53% of all project awards during 2023.
Norfund and KLP to invest USD in CrossBoundary Energy
According to a July 2022 press release, the Norwegian Investment Fund for Developing Countries (Norfund) and Norway’s largest pension company, KLP, will jointly invest USD 40 million in equity in CrossBoundary Energy (CBE) to help the company expand its renewable energy solutions for businesses in Africa.
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