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Fire prevention and safety for high-rise buildings remains a top priority and a critical area of concern not just for property owners and developers, but also for the authorities and tenants as well.
Saudi Arabia’s Water Transmission and Technologies Company transmission company (WTTCO) has inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Switzerland-headquartered ABB with the aim of enhancing joint cooperation between the government, the private sector, and international energy companies.
“However, despite that progress, 870 million people today still lack access to electricity, with another 1.5 billion suffering from unreliable services. These numbers are exacerbated by the global population growth, which means that at current rates of electrification, around 620 million people will remain without access to clean and affordable electricity in 2030, of which 85% will be living in Sub-Saharan Africa,” he added.
Bahrain’s Electricity and Water Authority has planned and implemented top-quality projects worth more than $1.53bn during the past decade, among others being currently implemented, according to the Deputy Prime Minister and the Chairman of Bahrain’s Ministerial Committee for Development and Infrastructure Projects, HE Shaikh Khalid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa.
The data, featured in Arcadis’ 11th annual ‘Global Construction Disputes Report 2021: The road to early resolution’, illustrates the industry-wide ripple effects of the COVID-19 pandemic based on feedback from survey respondents, global construction disputes Arcadis handled in 2020 and opinions from industry experts.