The construction site for a new highway and metro development in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, May 19, 2020. Sign up for our coming Middle East newsletter and follow us @middleeast for news on the region. U.S.-based Bechtel Corp. and other international firms are pursuing billions of dollars in unpaid bills from Saudi Arabia’s government for work done on the Riyadh metro project, according to five people familiar with the matter. Bechtel is owed around $1 billion for the transport system, a cornerstone of the government’s efforts to upgrade the traffic-clogged Saudi capital, according to four of the people. Companies working on the project — which also involves French, Spanish and Italian firms — are pursuing several billions of dollars in unpaid bills in total, two of the people said, with Bechtel owed the most. The overdue payments are related in part to construction delays and cost overruns caused by the […]