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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.
Public unhappy over maintenance of parks in residential locations
25/7/2011Several residents have expressed dissatisfaction about public parks in residential localities, a survey report by local media revealed.
Doha, the least expensive expat-friendly city in Gulf
19/7/2011Doha is the least expensive city in the Gulf region and worldwide for expatriates, according to latest report by Mercer, a leading global consultancy.
Soft launch of Lagoona development in August 2011
12/7/2011Lagoona, the Darwish Malls development is ready to welcome its first visitors early August this year.
Qatar Airways expands its Canada service with new Doha-Montreal flights
4/7/2011Qatar Airways last week arrived at an expansion plan of its Canada service, by launching three-flights a week between Doha and Montreal, the second largest city in Canada, after Toronto.
Smart ID Cards issued to more than 47,000 expatriates
4/7/2011A senior official at the Ministry of Interior yesterday revealed that 47,542 expatriates are in receipt of Smart ID Cards, ever-since its launch on 18th May.
New water, electricity rules for fresh projects in Qatar
27/6/2011The new construction projects in Qatar will have to henceforth adhere to new regulations concerning electricity and water from 1st August.
Tenders for $25bn Doha Metro to be issued within 1-2 months
21/6/2011The tenders on the $25bn Doha Metro will be issued in one to two months time.

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