Latest Riyadh Stories

2011-08-02 06:36:00

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Chairman of Kingdom Holding Company, HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud, who initiated and has been the driving force behind the decision to build the world's tallest building in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, is pleased to announce on 2nd August 2011, that the contract for construction has been signed and Kingdom Tower, with a height of over 1,000 meters, will begin construction imminently in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Kingdom...

2011-05-19 16:00:00

APEX, N.C., May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- TigerSwan International was awarded a contract from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Middle East District, to perform construction services for the South Gate Entry Control Point, Eskan Village, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The one year contract consists of four projects: a South Gate Overwatch Position; Two Security Guard Gate Houses; a Vehicle Inspection-Search Facility; and a Visitor Control Center. The project also includes supporting...

2011-03-27 05:18:00

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, March 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Integrated Telecom Company (ITC), has announced its participation at the upcoming Data Center Dynamics Conference in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, taking place on 28th March, 2011 at Al Faisaliah Hotel, Riyadh. This comes as the ITC launched its Colocation services to further strengthen its positioning towards the business sector and to meet customer needs in relevant Data Center solutions. The Data Center Dynamics Conference...

2011-01-30 07:18:00

DUBAI, UAE, January 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The consumption level of plastics in the GCC has increased dramatically from 19 kg per capita in 2000 to 39 kg per capita in 2010 and should reach the kind of levels seen in developed markets by 2020 according to one of the world's leading petrochemical suppliers in the region. Packaging has been identified as the fastest growing segment, followed by construction and wire and cable. The Middle Eastern countries, in their need to diversify...

2011-01-25 04:20:00

DUBAI, UAE, January 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- This is a question for the elevator engineers at the Burj Khalifa, Dubai, UAE. Here are a few interesting facts they have told us about the elevators in the world's tallest building: - The Burj Khalifa's elevators have the world's longest travel distance from lowest to highest stop - It is the first mega-rise to have elevators with specially programmed, permit-controlled evacuation procedures - At 5,500 kg capacity,...

2010-11-24 06:58:00

DUBAI, UAE, November 24, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- As construction projects in Saudi Arabia hit over US 500 billion, the demand for experts to execute and deliver these ambitious projects is rising dramatically. Developers, master planners, architects, contractors, consultants and interior designers must collaborate effectively across all phases of design and construction to ensure project success. Ensuring successful project delivery is dependant on consistent continuity, keeping costs...

2010-10-27 09:17:00

DUBAI, UAE, October 27, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Organised by the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Municipalities and Rural Affairs and the International Quality and Productivity Centre (IQPC), leading figures in global transportation will share their experiences and insights with Saudi Arabian transportation officials at a forum which will be held in January 2011. The Chairman of the European Parliament's Transport and Tourism Committee, Brian Simpson MEP, will share his wealth of expertise...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'