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September deadline for Saudi's Abraj Kudai subcontract bids

Subcontractors have been given a timeline to submit their bids to main contractor Saudi Binladin Group for the $3.5bn project, it was reported

Saudi Binladin Group holds the main contract for Abraj Kudai.
Saudi Binladin Group holds the main contract for Abraj Kudai.

Construction work for Saudi Arabia's Abraj Kudai has reportedly resumed, with a deadline set for subcontractor bid submissions. 

The $3.5bn (SAR13bn) mixed-use development in Mecca has been designed by Dar Al-Handasah, part of Dar group, and features Saudi Binladin Group (SBG) as main contractor. 

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According to a Reuters report, subcontractors "have been asked to submit pricing proposals" to SBG by mid-September. 

An executive that wished to remain anonymous told Reuters: "With a clearer grasp on its finances, the government has allocated a portion of its budget toward completing key projects."

The mega-project comprises 12 towers varying from 30 storeys to 48 storeys, being developed for residential and hospitality use. 

Two of the development's towers will feature a dome, which will house a ballroom and a convention centre. 

A listing of the project on dargroup.com states that the site will be covered by a podium, which will feature a bus station, a shopping mall, restaurants, food courts, a conference centre, and car parks. 

Technical services are located at the podium’s basement levels.

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