Roadex 2006 to grow in size

More than 200 companies from around the world will take part in the Abu Dhabi International Road Exhibition and Conference (Roadex) scheduled to take place in March 2006.

Roadex 2006 – organised by the General Exhibitions Corporation (GEC), the Department of Municipalities and Agriculture, the Ministry of Interior and the Ministry of Public Works – will be 30 per cent bigger, said Ahmad Humaid Al Mazrouie, director-general, GEC.
The road industry in the Middle East holds huge potential and governments in the GCC are expected to spend billions on road projects in the coming years, according to a spokesman for GEC.
“Bahrain allocated $104.41 million in 2003-04 for roads, bridges and sewerageIn Saudi Arabia, an allocation of $1.87 billion was made in 2005 for new projects including roads, intersections and bridges and related projects. Qatar has apportioned $3.72 billion on roads up to 2009,” he said.