Qatar Today - - BUSINESS -

First con­tract for mega hous­ing pro­ject was signed by Prime Min­is­ter and Min­is­ter of In­te­rior HE Sheikh Ab­dul­lah bin Nasser bin Khal­ifa Al Thani.

The mega ac­com­mo­da­tion pro­ject will house 179,000 mi­grant work­ers in seven lo­ca­tions across the coun­try. Spread over 6 mil­lion sqm, the pro­ject will be im­ple­mented in three phases at Umm Salal Mo­hammed, Birkat Al Awamer, Umm Ghuwailina, Al Wakrah and Al Shamal. The QR1.6 bil­lion pro­ject will be built through pub­lic-pri­vate part­ner­ships. “All seven sites could be in op­er­a­tion within two years. The whole pro­ject will be com­pleted by the end of 2017,” said Ja­mal Sherida Al Kaabi, Di­rec­tor of the Cen­tral Plan­ning Of­fice (CPO), which over­sees ma­jor in­fra­struc­ture projects

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