The Big 5 Saudi gets government bodies’ support

CaptureThe Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organisation (SASO), Saudi Building Code National Committee (SBCNC), and the GCC Standardisation Organisation (GSO) have signed a partnership to support The Big 5 Saudi

The exhibition, which takes place from 10-13 March 2019 at the Jeddah Centre for Forums & Events, is organised by dmg events.

Governmental organisations, committed to protecting consumers and enhancing the competitiveness of the national economy, will provide critical intelligence to local and international participants, paving the way for the future development of the kingdom’s construction industry.

This partnerships come at a time when more than 5,200 projects are under construction in the kingdom and confirm The Big 5 Saudi’s role as a major platform to advance the sector and meet the ambitious Saudi Vision 2030 plans.

Saud Al-Khusaibi, secretary general at GSO, said, “The GSO is committed to improving the quality of products, goods and materials locally manufactured or imported to the GCC Common Market.”

“In this context, GSO is participating in The Big 5 Saudi to raise awareness about sustainable and green buildings and constructions by presenting Gulf standards and technical regulations related to this sector. We will also present our efforts in developing the GCC Building Code for a healthy environment, as well as for the stability and solidity of buildings,” he added.

Roni El Haddad, event director of Big 5 Saudi, commented, “As the kingdom unrolls US$819bn worth of construction projects, these partnerships will not only move the building and construction industry forward: they will help elevate the Saudi market to topnotch standards.

“With a 6.13 per cent annual average growth expected between 2018 and 2022, opportunities for global and local industry players in Saudi Arabia are massive. However, it’s not just the size of the market that is changing: multi-billion projects like Neom or the Amaala resort on the Red Sea are now truly raising the bar in terms of sustainability, safety and quality of buildings and infrastructure development in the kingdom. Everyone working in construction or aiming to enter the Saudi market should be aware of the enhanced standards and requirements,” he concluded.

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