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Building boom aims to stem Saudi housing crisis

23 May 2013 Last updated at 11:56 BST

Saudi Arabia's construction industry is booming, but while smart Dubai-style units are springing up in big cities, the country is still facing a growing housing crisis.

The government is investing $67bn in a scheme to build nearly 500,000 new homes in the coming years, but will this be enough to meet demand?

Katy Watson reports.