Fast Tracking Development: Road Infrastructure in the GCC

Roads, highways and bridges are among the most prominent infrastructure projects in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) as the region increasingly becomes a major player in hosting high-profile world events. Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have embarked on massive public spending on infrastructure especially after the oil boom.


Recent data shows that road infrastructure projects have accounted as the largest share of government spending, which was estimated at USD 122.6 billion in 2017 alone. This report reveals that road developments are part of the short- and long-term economic and social objectives in the region, providing vital links cities and towns, in line with urbanization programs

The report provides valuable information on the following:

  • Overview of latest road infrastructure projects
  • Insights on impact of low oil prices
  • Exploring new financing options
  • Cross-border projects linking GCC countries

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