Friday, November 13, 2015

Jeddah: Construction Here There and Everywhere

Jeddah continues to be a city under construction.  It's everywhere.  From roadway improvements consisting of tunnels and bridges to alleviate traffic congestion, to the enormous speed rail project connecting Jeddah to Mecca and eventually Medina for the millions of religious pilgrims that visit every year, to apartment buildings and new businesses, to a brand new airport slated to open in mid-2016, the construction pace is frenetic.  Construction workers are brought in from countries all over the world. 


William Kendall said...

Whatever they're building here looks quite modern.

Jerry Mc Kenna said...

Whenever I see a scaffold in Saudi Arabia, I want to scream. They never look safe. I am hardly an engineer but you don't need one to see that this scaffolding is skimpy and dangerous.