With Riyadh Metro Progressing, Bechtel Eyes Mining Sector Growth as Saudi Arabia Diversifies

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Bechtel, the construction company behind some of the world's largest and most impressive megaprojects, is eyeing growth in Saudi Arabia's mining and minerals sector, according to reports and quotes by the company's Saudi Arabia country manager.

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Saudi Aramco IPO

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Eastern Province Unrest

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Atomic Energy

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Mujtaba Al-Sweikat

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