Dammam will host the largest heavy equipment exhibition in the GCC region from February 16 to 20 at the Dhahran International Exhibitions Center (DIEC). The Construction Machinery Show will be dedicated to the construction machinery sector and will provide a platform for customers in the region bringing together manufacturers, distributors and buyers. Dammam has been selected as the new location for the Construction Machinery Show 2014, for its relevance to heavy construction and machinery equipment. The total value of ongoing projects in the GCC region currently stands at $2,620 billion, with Saudi Arabia accounting for $875 billion. The Kingdom's strong construction market is being driven by government spending and high oil prices, according to a recent Global Investment House report.