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Old August 25th, 2016, 05:36 AM   #15621
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So sad, hope the start soon again.
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Old August 25th, 2016, 09:12 AM   #15622
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Since it not "On Hold" maybe they can stick an oil derrick on top and let the oil run down the concrete structure and call it the worlds tallest Champagne fountain! would make a fortune if they charged us all to see it!


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Old August 25th, 2016, 11:34 AM   #15623
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If the construction has halted, should this thread's title be changed to reflect that?
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Old August 25th, 2016, 11:44 AM   #15624
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roflol... building 1/5tth of a skyscraper and then put it on hold... still a 3rd world country!
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Old August 25th, 2016, 01:39 PM   #15625
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If the construction has halted, should this thread's title be changed to reflect that?
It's difficult to admit that. Admitting it would ruin so many hopes. The majority prefers sweet hopes rather than a bitter reality, no matter how silly it is.
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Old August 25th, 2016, 03:59 PM   #15626
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Did you use Car/train/bus to get to work today? then rest assured they still have money
Poland's oil comes mainly from Russia, followed by UK, Iran and Norway. KSA is of little importance to many countries.

Off topic stuff aside, I really think now would be a good time to channel some funds to the surrounding Kingdom City to show potential buyers that there's something more than a big needle in the desert happening. At the very least some infrastructure, maybe a mall, maybe some landscaping. I think faith in the project can only return if there's real visible movement in the entire megaproject.

In Dubai they started with things like that - infrastructure, mall, Old Town, Residences etc - much earlier along the construction of Burj Khalifa, and I really believe it helped a lot because it showed people that the whole megaproject was moving.
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Old August 25th, 2016, 06:20 PM   #15627
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roflol... building 1/5tth of a skyscraper and then put it on hold... still a 3rd world country!

There is no question that work slowed down because SBG is in big trouble due to an accident last year. Many of the top management and executives of SBG are banned from traveling until court decision is made. This IS the reason and there is no point for your silly comment, because this project is NOT on hold. It's a business and almost all companies in the world go through good and bad times. It's amazing that SBG is still surviving the situation they are going through.
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Old August 25th, 2016, 06:21 PM   #15628
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Since it not "On Hold" maybe they can stick an oil derrick on top and let the oil run down the concrete structure and call it the worlds tallest Champagne fountain! would make a fortune if they charged us all to see it!





For your information, Jeddah already has the world's tallest water fountain and alcohol is banned in the kingdom, so that's a very terrible idea
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Old August 25th, 2016, 08:49 PM   #15629
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Optimism is beautiful and I am a very optimistic person but sometimes it becomes borderline stupid! SBG is in big trouble mainly because of the oil and its low price and secondly because of the crane incident. Let's just make this clear for once and for all. Am I the only one reading news these days?
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Old August 25th, 2016, 09:26 PM   #15630
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I had doubts about this project, something always seemed off, mainly because theres nothing else U/C in the area, not even roads
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Old August 25th, 2016, 11:31 PM   #15631
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I had doubts about this project, something always seemed off, mainly because theres nothing else U/C in the area, not even roads
That's what I've been saying for the longest time. No matter how I try to look at it, it really just seems that they're building this mega structure just cause. I believe the problems that have arise and the fact that it's on hold support that. I may be wrong or just salty cause my city would never allow an ultratall so idk
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Old August 26th, 2016, 12:54 AM   #15632
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Funny how people got bashed in this thread for bringing up even the slightest critique. LOL

Anyway, so sad its on hold.
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Old August 26th, 2016, 01:03 AM   #15633
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As much as low oil prices are hurting the KSA it's not even close to the problems they are going to face with massive geopolitical tectonic switch to the region with ATM. The ATM (Ankara-Teheran-Moscow) coalition are going to put an end to the bloodshed the KSA financed, and supported for years.

The last thing they are worried about is building a skyscraper.

ATM will exhaust them militarily, politically, and financially.

It's expensive fighting wars, especially if your on the losing side, and there's always a price to be paid.
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Old August 26th, 2016, 01:12 AM   #15634
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Binladin to clear dues of workers by next month



JEDDAH: Labor and Social Development Minister Mufrej Al-Haqabani has said that a number of local firms, including Saudi Binladin Group, have now started paying their workers’ pending salaries.
The minister was quoted as saying that the Saudi Binladin Group will completely clear the financial dues of its workers by the end of next month.
Al-Haqabani said that only one company (Saudi Oger) is withholding payments and that the ministry will press the expats’ salary issue through the Wage Protection System.

A top labor official, meanwhile, told Federal Minister for Overseas Pakistanis Pir Syed Sadaruddin Shah Rashidi that Saudi Oger has agreed to deliver the passports of Pakistani workers and sort out their unpaid salary issue.
The remarks by Abdullah Al-Olayan, director general of the Ministry of Labor and Social Development branch in Makkah, follow his recent talks with the Pakistani delegation led by Rashidi and Pakistan’s ambassador.
Al-Olayan also said he discussed the unpaid salary issue with Saudi Oger officials in a bid to reach a speedy solution to the crisis. Al-Olayan urged Pakistani workers to entrust the country’s embassy with following up on their cases.
The Pakistani workers have the option whether to stay in the Kingdom by changing the sponsorship to another employer or leave the country with the Labor Ministry paying for all travel expenses, to be deducted later from their overdue salaries.

Source: http://www.arabnews.com/node/973496/saudi-arabia
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Old August 26th, 2016, 05:15 AM   #15635
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Old August 26th, 2016, 08:05 AM   #15636
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As much as low oil prices are hurting the KSA it's not even close to the problems they are going to face with massive geopolitical tectonic switch to the region with ATM. The ATM (Ankara-Teheran-Moscow) coalition are going to put an end to the bloodshed the KSA financed, and supported for years.



The last thing they are worried about is building a skyscraper.



ATM will exhaust them militarily, politically, and financially.



It's expensive fighting wars, especially if your on the losing side, and there's always a price to be paid.

While some ignorant and hatred people like you think that the drop in oil price caused crisis in Saudi economy, however, it brought with it so many social and economical solutions. Today, Saudi Arabia has an ambitious plan to diversify its economy and generate revenue from multiple sources other than oil. Subsidies to local consumption of fuels have been reduced which caused the public and private sectors to use energy more wisely. New businesses have been established marketing the use of alternative energy sources most commonly solar.
What most people don't know is that the kingdom has established research centers to develop and patent new high quality solar panels. It wouldn't be too long before this country leads the world again in the energy industry.

I will not discuss your illegible, pointless and false accusation of bloodshed, because it is simply based no fact al all!
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Old August 26th, 2016, 09:31 AM   #15637
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Deal with it because it's not an enigma what's happening. Calling me ignorant would be saying every credible news source in the world is ignorant than.

Good luck with your change into modernt times, if that was done earlier you wouldn't be so exposed today.

If your up for it we could discuss your shady human rights record towards your own people, and the stone age politics you export abroad.
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Old August 26th, 2016, 09:52 AM   #15638
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Some potentially bad news (underscoring problems for this project) - the live feed for the construction site now is rejecting internet server requests. No pictures are available at all.
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Old August 26th, 2016, 11:45 AM   #15639
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Today, Saudi Arabia has an ambitious plan to diversify its economy and generate revenue from multiple sources other than oil.
I can't help but feel it's too little, too late my friend.
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Old August 26th, 2016, 12:41 PM   #15640
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I can't help but feel it's too little, too late my friend.
Yapp, KSA's economy is entering a new dimension now. It will survive though, but russia will disintegrate the next year.
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