A spokesperson for Saudi BinLadin Group has confirmed sanctions levied on the contractor are to be lifted. 

Responding to Construction Week's queries on the matter, Yaseen Alattas, chief communications officer at BinLadin Holding Co, said the group's classification rating has also been restored.

When requested to mention the authorities SBG has worked with through the process, Alattas said: "The restoration of the group’s classification and lifting of travel ban have been enacted based on the Saudi government's decision, and hence, it is a matter for the government to comment upon." 

Alattas also said the contractor's works on the King Abdulaziz International Airport project have been progressing as scheduled. 

"The General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) has already confirmed that the work [for] King Abdulaziz project did not stop, and that [it] is continuing until today," he continued.

"This is according to the statement made by GACA spokesperson Mr. Abdullah Al-Khareef who elaborated further that the project is largely done."

SBG was reported by Reuters to have been suspended from bidding and handed travel bans in the aftermath of last year's Makkah Grand Mosque crane collapse.