DUBAI — GCC countries will be at the forefront of a continuing construction sector boom in the Middle East, with contracts worth over $138.5 billion, set to be awarded in 2019.

This growth is being largely fuelled by mega infrastructure and commercial projects, which are currently either under construction, or in the pipeline across the region's major economies, according to a report by analysts Ventures Onsite - Construction Intelligence Partner for Messe Frankfurt Middle East.

The ongoing expansion in the construction sector across the region, is expected to drive fresh interest for the latest hardware, tools and machinery being displayed at the upcoming Hardware + Tools Middle East 2019, the foremost trade event in this sector.