The total value of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries’ existing and planned road and bridge construction projects has been estimated to be $142bn, a study by Ventures Middle East claimed.

The study revealed that United Arab Emirates (UAE) leads in infrastructure spending, reaching $58bn, which includes the Dubai Metro Green Line and Abu Dhabi’s $25bn ground transport project.

Saudi Arabia has $48bn worth of projects either planned or underway, while Qatar continues with its infrastructure developments for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, with road projects valued at $17bn underway.

Kuwait’s transport infrastructure spending tops $9.4bn, Oman has spent $8bn, while Bahrain has expensed of $1bn in transport infrastructure.

The main goal of these infrastructure projects is to raise the level of road safety and decrease traffic congestion in the region.