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Author Pampanini, Andrea H.

Title Cities from the Arabian desert : the building of Jubail and Yanbu in Saudi Arabia / Andrea H. Pampanini.

Published Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 1997.


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 UniM Store  953.8 PAMP MF12    AVAILABLE
Physical description pages cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page) and index.
Contents Ch. 1. Beginnings -- Ch. 2. Breaking the Iron Ring -- Ch. 3. In the Souk -- Ch. 4. The Royal Commission: Matrix Manager -- Ch. 5. "Make It Happen" -- Ch. 6. The Aramco Connection -- Ch. 7. SABIC: Engine of Development -- Ch. 8. Best-Laid Plans -- Ch. 9. A Tale of Two Cities -- Ch. 10. No White Elephants -- Ch. 11. Of Swords and Plowshares -- Ch. 12. The Future -- App. A. Location and Land-Use Maps -- App. B. Facts and Figures -- App. C. Industrial Investments -- App. D. Major Milestones.
Summary Over the last two decades, at a cost of about $60 billion, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has constructed the largest public works projects in history - the new industrial cities of Jubail, on the Gulf, and Yanbu, on the Red Sea, the home of a huge and sophisticated petrochemical industry that claims almost ten percent of the world market. This important work examines the evolution of the Saudis' capacity to plan such large projects; their creation of the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu, an independent super-agency with the power to cut through red tape and make multi-billion dollar moves on its own; their partnership with Bechtel Corporation and the Ralph M. Parsons Co. in the design and construction of the modern Saudi cities; the roles of entities such as Aramco and the SABIC; and the effects of the Gulf War.
Subject Jubayl (Saudi Arabia)
Madīnat Yanbuʻ al-Ṣināʻīyah (Saudi Arabia)
ISBN 027595594X (alk. paper)