COMPANIES involved in construction and engineering attended an online session on 8 February 2022, hosted by Made in Britain, with guest speakers dialling in from Riyadh and Dubai to explore opportunities in Saudi Arabia and the wider Middle East region.
Made in Britain members can watch a recording of the online round table discussion here (requires member login).
Despite current global challenges, the Saudi infrastructure sector is active and thriving.
Under the banner of ‘Vision 2030’, the Saudi government has initiated an ambitious development programme, announcing more than $1.5 trillion of infrastructure projects, with plans to build several giga- and mega-developments. These include Qiddiya, NEOM, RedSea, Amaala, AlUla and Dirriyah Gate.
The Saudi government has also announced the Saudi Logistics Hub, an initiative to promote Saudi Arabia as a leading logistical hub in the region, and one of the top ten in the world by 2030. A number of transport infrastructure projects are expected, opening opportunities for UK companies, including in rail, metro, ports, airports, bus, trams, water taxis and hyperloop.
Department for International Trade representatives Kabir Rahman and Mohammed Farooq, plus David Perrins of Parsons and Yazan Shukair of AEI, in Riyadh spoke to members about Saudi Arabia. Laura Bos in Dubai, UAE, also present what support is available across the Middle East region from the DIT’s new Enhanced International Support Service team.
The session was organised and facilitated by George Middleton, principal consultant at MAP and advisor to Made in Britain on government and international trade.
The session is part of Made in Britain’s International Trade Programme.
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