ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 15, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- UNR Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB:UNRH) ("UNR" or the "Company"), a housing and commercial construction company which also provides infrastructure construction services for government oil and gas projects in Russia, today announced that the Company has opened its first branch outside Russia in the city of Al Khubar, Saudi Arabia. The Company's Saudi branch will seek to penetrate the construction and infrastructure market of Saudi Arabia by securing new infrastructure and residential construction projects, as well as establishing production of the Company's Prudon-494 road base material.
Saudi Arabia's construction sector is experiencing strong growth due to increased government spending on infrastructure projects and rising demand for housing. According to Saudi Arabia's National Commercial Bank, the country awarded $6.5 billion in construction contracts in the second quarter of 2010, representing an increase of 175% over the first quarter of 2010. The increase was primarily driven by the power sector and residential real estate market. The Saudi Arabian construction industry is expected to grow by 6.4% in 2010 and comprise 10.4% of the nation's GDP.
"Our decision to establish a UNR Holdings branch in Saudi Arabia was based on the Company's research into the fast-growing Saudi infrastructure and residential construction market. We are confident that Saudi infrastructure and construction projects should over time become an important part of our general portfolio of development and infrastructure projects," said Mr. Alexey Kim, Chief Executive Officer of UNR.
About UNR Holdings, Inc.
UNR Holdings is a holding company that has a 68% ownership in its subsidiary, 494 UNR. 494 UNR is a diverse construction company with more than 40 years of success serving the Russian construction market. The Company specializes in general and infrastructure construction services, such as designing and building multi-story apartment buildings for middle and upper middle class families, office buildings, highways, bridges, and production of a road base infrastructure construction product. While UNRH is involved in complex construction projects, the Company also assists the Russian government with infrastructure projects for oil and gas corporations, such as GAZPROM and TRANSNEFT. 494 UNR is one of the oldest and most established construction companies located and operating in Moscow and the Moscow area of the Russian Federation.
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