CONTRACTS SIGNED FOR WORKERS HOUSING PROJECT
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