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Plans for unified driving licensing system in GCC
20/9/2011The GCC states are seriously considering the possibility of implementing single driverís license valid for the entire region.
Qatarisation drive in private sectors likely to take a backseat
14/9/2011The huge salary hike announced by the public sector in Qatar will make it difficult for Qatar to move about with its nationalisation drive in private sector, says experts of the local employment market.
Qatar National Museum will grow to be Voice of Culture
9/9/2011The proposed National Museum of Qatar will be ready within three years.
Doha potential bidder to host 2017 World Athletic Championship
6/9/2011The athletics governing body, International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), announced that the 2017 World Athletics Championship could be shifted from its normal July-August schedule to accommodate the bid by Qatar.
More than 30percent school teachers in Qatar unqualified for teaching
6/9/2011More than 30percent of school teachers in Qatar are not qualified for teaching, said the latest report from Supreme Education Council (SEC).
Qatar announces Doha as potential host for 2020 Olympics
1/9/2011Doha has been considered as the potential host for the 2020 Olympics, Qatar announced, following International Olympic Committees consent to shift the event from summer to autumn.
New entertainment activities announced to mark end of Ramadan festivities
30/8/2011Hyatt Plaza has announced a range of fun-filled activities, creating a festive atmosphere for residents and visitors to mark the end of holy month of Ramadan.
Qatar ranked third in MENA region for tourism competitiveness
30/8/2011Ranking has dropped by five positions, Qatar standing at 42nd position in the world travel and tourism competitiveness, according to a report by World Economic Forum 2011 (WEF 2011).
Ashghal to build nine playgrounds for children
27/8/2011The Public Works Authority in Qatar (Ashghal) will soon build nine playgrounds in Qatar, for children.
Work on Tadamon intersection and mall prioritized
25/8/2011The new Tadamon Intersection in Doha will be unveiled when 90percent of the project has been completed by Ashghal (Public Works Authority), reports the Arabic daily.
Qatar allocates up to $25bn for tourism infrastructure development
25/8/2011Qatar will invest about $20bn to $25bn into tourism infrastructure development over the next decade, in view of hosting the 2022 Soccer World Cup, revealed the Qatar Tourism Authority.
Qatar to unveil more than $185bn worth mega projects in the next decade
23/8/2011Mega projects worth $185bn are likely to be launched within the next decades, with Qatar continuing to remain the fastest growing economy in the world in 2011, says QNB Capital.
Unified Building Code for Gulf nations to be implemented
23/8/2011It has been decided to implement unified building codes for Gulf nations.
Six Qatari construction projects shortlisted for WAF 2011 award
23/8/2011Six construction projects in Qatar have been shortlisted for the World Architecture Festival Awards 2011 (WAF Awards), one of the biggest architecture competitions in the world.
Exit Permits now issued at all service centres
16/8/2011The exit permit applicants in the country can now avail of exit permit service in all service centres spread across Qatar, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) has announced.
Doha Park aims to promote tourism
16/8/2011The Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) will host the largest entertainment event in Qatar, namely Doha Park, for six weeks, which will include several activities aimed at promoting tourism.
HMC to build three major hospitals in Qatar by 2013
11/8/2011Hamad Medical Corporation has announced one of its biggest master facility plans to build and equip three state-of-the-art hospitals and a research centre at Hamad Medicla City in Qatar by 2013.
Wages and living conditions of labourers in construction sector unfair
11/8/2011The wages and living conditions of labourers working in construction sector in Qatar are far from being adequate and fair, revealed the latest study on The conditions of unskilled labourers in construction sector by NHRC (National Human Rights Committee).
construction sector continues to grow with new infrastructure projects
11/8/2011The construction sector in Qatar has continued to grow this year, indicates the latest figures from Qatar Statistical Authority (QSA).
Major amendment to sponsorship rules necessary
8/8/2011The National Human Rights Committee (NHRC) in Qatar has urged the authorities to amend the sponsorship rules as they seem to delay implementation of certain key provisions pertaining to labour law.
Ministry to mandate stringent measures for work visas
8/8/2011The Ministry of Labour in Qatar is undertaking several measures to ensure that the companies seeking work visas do not misuse the privilege, or abuse the rights of foreign workers.
New luxurious resort project to come up along Qatar coast
8/8/2011Plans are underway to construct a semi-submerged luxurious resort project, worth $500mn or more, along the Qatar coast, featuring both land and sea developments, including massive hotels with underwater rooms resembling super-yachts.
Qatar Airways increases frequency on Doha-Dubai route
3/8/2011In a move to offer better choice to passengers, Qatar Airways is increasing its frequency on the Doha-Dubai route with three additional daily flights offering maximum 11 services per day.
Qatar bans expatriates from working as real estate brokers
3/8/2011The latest regulation in Qatar bans expatriate individuals from working as real estate brokers, while Qatari nationals who seek to work as real estate agents, will have to obtain a license from the Ministry of Business and Trade.
Residents emphasize the necessity of foot over-bridges on busy roads in Doha
25/7/2011With increase in vehicle numbers, residents in Doha are beginning to feel the need for foot over-bridges, at major locations on some busy roads within the city.

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