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A project is underway to link the West Bay area with Hamad International Airport (HIA) through an undersea tunnel.
Upgrading the domestic transport system is one of the top investment priorities of Qatar in this decade, with at least $70bn worth projects already being planned.
The opening of the grand new Hamad International Airport in Doha, which was scheduled for 1st April 2013, was postponed indefinitely, following a directive from the Civil Defence Department.
The third Qatar International Carpet Exhibition (QCarpet 2013) was unveiled yesterday at the Doha Exhibition Centre, wherein several hundreds of carpets made by leading manufacturers across the world, are showcased.
The Fourth edition of the Qatar International Food Festival (QIFF), the annual culinary event in Doha, is underway at the Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) Park in Dohas waterfront.
The fourth Qatar International Food Festival (QIFF), likely to open tomorrow at the Museum of Islamic Arts Park in Qatar, will also witness some unique and important attractions such as the the floating BBQ Donut and Dinner in the Sky.
A travel company has launched a unique campaign called 101 Things to Do in Qatar, aimed at promoting local and inbound tourism in the country.
The 4th annual Qatar Transport Conference is scheduled for 28th and 29th May, and this will serve as a comprehensive guide to multi-billion dollar projects market and detail where the business and investment opportunities will come up during the next 12 to 18 months.
The Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) is participating in the Gulf Incentive and Business Travel Market (GIBTM) which concludes today at ADNEC in Abu Dhabi.
Hamad International Airport (HIA) has announced that 10 airlines will commence their operations from the new airport from 1st April.
Qatar has retained its ranking as the worlds richest country in 2012, with per capita income soaring to $106,000, while Qatar Investment Authority (QIA), with assets worth $115bn was ranked 12th among sovereign wealth funds in the world.
With a new innovative electronic service issued by the Ministry yesterday, issuing of exit permits and 42 other key Interior ministry services, including renewal and issue of visas are now made easier.
Qatar plans to build floating hotels, taking interest in a proposal by a Finnish architecture firm.
New Dragon Mart, featuring hundreds of shops selling exclusive Chinese goods will be opened at the Barwa Commercial Avenue, either by the year-end or early next year, said the Chinese ambassador.
The Passports and Immigration Office is all set to have a new building in Lusail District.
Qatar and Bahrain are working on the proposed causeway project to link the countries and ensure that they become a reality, says Bahraini Foreign Minister, Khaled bin Ahmed bin Mohammed Ali Al Khalifa.
The bidding process for the Qatar Rail project will begin any time soon, with the excavation work of tunnels for the underground rail lines likely to begin by end of this year, a senior official of Qatar Rail said.
The largest gathering of infrastructure and projects industry stakeholders in
the country, namely, the Qatar Projects 2013 has been unveiled at the Grand
Hyatt Hotel in Doha.
Qatar is working on a unique project, a township that serves as an interface between Doha City and the new Hamad International Airport, to improve commercial and business activities in the country.
Hamad International Airport (HIA) witnessed a symbolic first-passenger check-in, marking the countdown for the April 2013 opening.
The $65bn commitment to infrastructure development has served as a major boost for long-term investment by leading hospitality providers, say market analysts.
Supreme Education Council (SEC) has approved the opening of 76 new private schools and kindergartens in the country, revealed Hamad Mohammed Al Ghali Al Merri, Director of Private Schools Office at SEC.
Qatar is working to get rid of unwanted workforce to dilute the negative impact of growing influx of foreign workers, due to rapid development, a senior planning official said.
Numerous mega shopping malls have come up in and around Doha over the past decade, while several more are on their way.
The Qatar Motor Show 2013 was unveiled at the Doha Exhibition Centre yesterday, under the patronage of HE the Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, HH Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabor Al-Thani.
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