The past 12 months have seen a string of high-profile project announcements from Saudi Arabia – from construction updates about entertainment megaproject Qiddiya to the $500bn (SAR1.9tn) future city Neom.
Projects are also being driven in Saudi Arabia as the kingdom plans to boost home-ownership as part of its Vision 2030 plan to reduce oil dependency.
In this episode of Construction Week Viewpoint, co-hosts Oscar Rousseau, deputy editor, and Jack Ball, senior reporter, discuss some key firms that have, or are looking to, set up offices in the kingdom.
They include American construction consultancy Parsonshttps://www.constructionweekonline.com/business/182102-american-consultancy-parsons-to-create-500-saudi-jobs-in-2019, which plans to grow its 1,300-strong workforce in Saudi Arabia to 1,800, as revealed in an interview with Construction Week earlier this month.
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Past episodes have welcomed expert guests such as Rizwan Sajan, founder of Dubai-headquartered building giant Danube Group, and Saaed Al Abbar, managing director of homegrown Emirati engineering consultancy AESG and chairman of the Emirates Green Building Council.
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