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Qatar is likely to restart work on the 112-storey Doha Convention Centre Tower (DCCT) two years after its launch.
Qatar will witness increased numbers of project tenders and awards over the next two years, with the country entering the next important phase of its preparations for the FIFA World Cup 2022, and its bid for the Summer Olympics in 2020.
Qatar is now one of the most expensive nations in terms of construction raw materials in the Gulf region.
High hotel tariffs have been considered to be a major obstacle for tourism development in the country.
Designed by the French architect, Jean Nouvel, The Doha Tower has been named the Best Tall Building Worldwide by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) during a ceremony held in the Illinois Institute of Technologys Seminal Crown Hall.
The cost of living in Qatar has grown another 2% year-on-year in September, particularly on food items.
Qatar has announced plans to build the worlds largest hospital by the year 2020, two years ahead of the World Cup, to be hosted by Qatar for the first time in the history of the region.
The public sector employees in Qatar will get 10 days holiday, as Qatar celebrates Eid Al Adha.
As part of its five-year plan, Qatar is investing $17bn into tourism infrastructure, hoping for a 20percent growth in the sector in five years time.
There has been considerable increase in project awards, including those for integrated railway networks, which indicate that Qatar has some major projects in pipeline, said a Standard Chartered report.
Qatar will be one of the fastest growing markets in the hospitality sector in the entire Gulf region, marking 14% growth per year, in comparison to the regional average of 8%, a study revealed.
The State Cabinet yesterday ordered establishment of a Committee to study the sponsorship rules, and make suggestions to bring about changes in sponsorship system.
The five-day Qatar Week – Ferjaan in Tokyo, held at Roppongi Hills, featured a full-scale Qatari Souq or marketplace.
Beginning 2nd October, a new procedure will have to be followed for those seeking Schengen visa in Qatar.
Villaggio mall, which was shut down following a devastating fire on 28th May, finally re-opened late last week on a quiet and sombre note, after the mall authorities got a formal go-ahead from the Department of Civil Defence to re-open the mall partially.
The Gulf region is continuing with plans to improve its transportation infrastructure, with US$121.
With the latest launch of Metrash 2 service by the Interior Ministry, exit permits for employees and families can now be issued through mobile phones.
Ashghal, the Public Works Authority in Qatar, announced temporary closure of certain intersections on Street 11 and Street 16, with East Industrial Road towards south.
There has been 200% increase in rentals for shops and commercial premises in Doha, during recent weeks, and the exorbitant hike is likely to spill over to the consumers, say experts and real estate investors.
The railway projects in Qatar are likely to top that of all GCC nations, with an estimated $41.
The Interior Ministry has urged all expatriates to ensure that all males aged 18 years and above obtain an exit permit if travelling out of Qatar.
Aiming an aggressive expansion, Al Meera Consumer Goods (QSC) and its subsidiaries, are opening Laqtafia outlet, a neighbourhood shopping mall, stretching 4000 sqm, which will break ground soon, a recent press statement revealed.
The applicants for visa will have to make an appointment prior to visiting the visa application centre from 9th September, the British Embassy in Doha announced yesterday.
Expatriate workers in Qatar have begun depositing QR30.
The much-awaited opening of the New Doha International Airport, which was originally planned for December 2012, has been delayed.
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