Saudi infra spend highlights management gap

Ambitious Saudi infrastructure spend needs world-class implementation

PMI-AGC President Eng Mohammed Hammad and VP Eng Samir Ashour.
PMI-AGC President Eng Mohammed Hammad and VP Eng Samir Ashour.

The scale of Saudi Arabia’s infrastructure development programme requires “the support of leading regional and international expertise to ensure thorough and efficient implementation,” said Mohammed Hammad, president Project Management Institute-Arabian Gulf Chapter (PMI-AGC).

Saudi Arabia has revealed plans to invest up to $385 billion in wide-scale infrastructure development in the next five years, highlighting the urgent need for world-class project management expertise in the country to ensure successful implementation of the projects according to internationally accepted standards and specifications.

Providing strategic support to the development of Saudi Arabia, as well as other countries in the GCC, the 13th Project ManPMI-AGC) International Conference will be held from 24 to 26 January at the Gulf Hotel in Bahrain, under the Patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Sheikh Khalifa Bin Salman Al-Khalifa, Prime Minister of Bahrain.

The theme of the conference is ‘Delivering value and productivity through project management: Lessons learned from the boom and bust cycles’.

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