• Construction

    OBG’s Construction sector analysis highlights investment opportunities in the infrastructure, residential, commercial and industrial segments. Government policies are reviewed along with labour, materials and land costs, trends in bank lending and the public tendering process.
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How do construction projects help to promote growth in the broader domestic economy?

 

Urbanisation is a mega-trend redefining contemporary life in both developed and emerging markets across the globe. This mass rural-to-urban movement of people and expansion of cities to absorb formerly isolated villages is a relatively recent phenomenon: in 1950 only 751m people lived in urban areas. By 2018, however, the number of urban...

 

With the aim of enhancing the economy and providing sufficient housing for its growing population, Egypt has made construction plans for a series of new cities. These large-scale projects are expected to have a positive impact on the construction sector and help ease congestion in Cairo. There has already been a positive impact on the dynamics...

 

What role have large-scale infrastructure projects played in building knowledge and capacity in the construction sector?

 

PROJECT: Cairo Festival City LOCATION: New Cairo VALUE: LE30bn ($1.7bn) DEVELOPER: Al Futtaim Real Estate Group DESCRIPTION: Spanning over 3m sq metres of land, Cairo Festival City is a mixed-use urban community that includes shopping, residential and office space.

 

One of Egypt’s biggest challenges is the lack of adequate housing for its rapidly growing population. Two key issues are perpetuating this: the insufficient volume of affordable housing units for lower-income residents; and the increased presence of informal or self-built units in most major cities. Paradoxically, real estate continues to be a...