New industrial complex coming up in eastern Saudi Arabia

September 15th, 2008 - 10:55 am ICT by IANS  

Dubai, Sep 15 (IANS) A new industrial complex spread over 600,000 sq mts is going to come up in Dammam, the capital and largest city of Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province.Building and construction materials manufacturer Construction Products Holding Company (CPC) has announced that its new integrated complex at the Dammam Industrial Zone will include an electric cables factory, a construction steel factory, float glass factory, ready-mix concrete plant, precast concrete plant, transportation company, warehouses and housing and office facilities.

When completed, it will be CPC’s fourth industrial complex and the third largest, Faysal Alaquil, director of business development and CPC official spokesperson, said in a company statement.

“It will have the most advanced equipment and machinery so as to meet the great demand of construction projects in the eastern region,” he said.

“Our Dammam industrial complex is the fourth for CPC and the third in terms of size and it is in line with our development plan to extend our reach across Saudi Arabia with ‘one stop shops’ offering building and construction materials straight from our factories.”

As of now, CPC has industrial complexes in Jeddah, Bahra and Riyadh.

CPC is a member of the Saudi Binladin Group (SBG) of companies and is considered the extended industrial arm of SBG.

Apart from Saudi Arabia, its key markets include Europe, southeast Asia and the US.

Though Dammam is the eastern region’s largest city, it has seen less investment than its neighbouring cities of Khobar, a thriving economic hub, and Dhahran, headquarters of the world’s largest oil company Saudi Aramco.

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