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06.05.2016

Saudi Binladin reinstated

Authorities have cleared Saudi Binladin Group, to start tendering for public building projects in the Kingdom again, following the issue of a Royal Decree earlier this week

The company was suspended last year following the tragic crawler crane collapse in September last year that killed at least 109 people when the crane’s boom landed on Mecca’s Grand Mosque. See original incident report .
The company has been struggling lately and reportedly not paying some employees over the past month or two. More recently its was reported to be laying off around 77,000 foreign ‘guest workers’ from a total of close to 200,000. It is also expected to lay off around 12,000 of its 17,000 Saudi engineers, administrators and inspectors.

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