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Saudi Binladin confirms delayed wages to 10,000 workers paid

Construction giant declines to say whether it still owes money to more workers or comment on financial situation

Saudi Binladin confirms delayed wages to 10,000 workers paid
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Construction firm Saudi Binladin Group, which has been struggling to pay its workers because of financial pressures, has made delayed salary payments to 10,000 employees, a spokesman for the company said on Monday.

The spokesman declined to comment further on the Saudi-based company's financial situation or say whether it still owed money to some of its other workers.

The company, which last year had a total workforce of around 200,000 according to its LinkedIn page, has laid off tens of thousands of foreign workers in Saudi Arabia and others have staged public protests after going unpaid.

Last week, the company said it had been allowed by the government to resume bidding for new state projects. It was suspended from bidding last September after a crane toppled into Mecca's Grand Mosque during a storm, killing 107 people.

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