BESIX Group: public-private partnerships the solution to affordable infrastructure development in the Middle East

Press release
Published December 6th, 2015 - 08:59 GMT
During the event
During the event

BESIX Group, Belgium’s largest construction company, is celebrating 40 years of achievements in the Emirate of Sharjah as a result of the vision and leadership of His Highness, Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi.

Through its subsidiary, Six Construct, BESIX implemented its first project in Sharjah—the Sharjah National Cement Factory—in 1975 when it got its local license and has since completed more than 30 projects in the Emirate.

BESIX is now looking to evolve its business in Sharjah by diversifying beyond designing and building world-class facilities, including infrastructure. The company is increasingly focused on owning and operating infrastructure assets through public-private partnerships with governments in Europe and the Middle East.

Under the patronage of His Highness, Sheikh Sultan, BESIX is honoured to welcome His Highness, Sheikh Khaled bin Abdullah bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Chairman of Hamriyah Free Zone Authority, other Sharjah VIPs and distinguished guests at its celebration-event, ‘Sharjah: 40 Years of Achievements’, which takes place at The Jawaher Convention Centre in the Emirate on Sunday 6 December.

“Through our subsidiary, Six Construct, it has been our privilege to partner with Sharjah in this wonderful journey of development since our first project here in 1975. We are looking forward to expanding our partnership in the years to come, and hope to evolve our relationship with Sharjah to become an investor in and operator of different types of infrastructure facilities,” said BESIX Senior Vice President, Mr. Ghassan Ejjeh.

BESIX and its subsidiaries have led a number of public-private partnerships, including in Europe and the Middle East. Sharjah too has been at the forefront of private-public partnerships with the development of the UAE’s leading waste-management company, Bee’ah.

Background Information

Besix Foundation

BESIX Foundation is a private foundation set up by the Belgian building group BESIX in celebration of its 100th anniversary and operates since 2009.

BESIX Foundation focuses on three themes: Education – Construction – Environment.

BESIX Foundation financially supports associations active in countries where the Group is active and has also created two projects: Right2Learn & KiddyBuild.

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