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A new law on rationalisation of water and electricity consumption, which stipulates fine up to QR20,000 for wasting of tap water has been issued by the Emir HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.
The Ministry of Municipality and Urban Planning in Qatar has announced plans to build more than 50 new parks across the country.
The main contractor for Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor in northern Qatar will begin construction work on the site for the semi-finals of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, with the year 2018 being set as completion date.
Leading hospitality, hotel and franchise exhibition in the region, Hospitality Qatar, will be held in October this year, presenting global turnkey solutions to the hospitality and HORECA (Hotels, Restaurants, Cafes) sector.
The Qatar Railways Company (Qatar Rail), which is monitoring the construction of the integrated railway network in Qatar, brought to light the architectural opportunities in the works for Doha Metro Stations, during an awareness day, hosting Qatar Rail employees, Project Managers, Design and Build Contractors, and current and prospect suppliers.
The launch of mandatory online wage payment system for low-income private sector workers has been put off till 2nd November.
Hamad International Airport (HIA), the Qatars gateway to the world, has completed one year of operations, having served a total of 28million passengers from June 2014 to May 2015.
Hospitality Qatar 2015, the Hospitality and HORECA (Hotels, Restaurants, Cafes) Show will be held from 13th to 15th October at the Doha Exhibition Centre (DEC) in Qatar.
The construction sector in Qatar is facing serious challenges due to conservative banking practices being followed, delayed payments, and lack of qualified professionals, say top professionals in the field.
About 11 new hotels and hotel apartments have opened since the start of 2015, offering about 1400 additional rooms to accommodate growing number of tourists and visitors to the country.
The first theme park in Qatar, namely, Aqua Park Qatar, has drawn more than 10,000 visitors since the start of Holy month of Ramadan, said the Park management on Monday.
A leading international engineering consultancy, Royal Haskoning, has teamed up with Dutch companies, ZJA Zwarts and Jansma Architects and Poly-Ned to launch a novel concept, The Shaded Dome, a smart, cool and adaptable facility for travelling venues.
Work on new Central Market Complexes are progressing in full zoom as they are likely to get operational by mid-2016, the government said.
The government sector will reduce work hours to five hours for its employees during the fasting month of Ramadan, which begins from middle of this month.
The new second-hand market in Qatar will be located between Wakrah and Mesaimeer, in proximity to the Religious Complex, and will replace the Souq Kharaj at Najma, said a senior official at the Ministry of Municipality and Urban Planning.
Beginning 15th June, no stickers would be placed on passport of expatriates and their dependents who are issued Residence Permits (RP) or whose RP are being renewed.
The Indian embassy announced new procedures for recruitment of workers from India.
The focus on infrastructure development will continue in Qatar based on the original plans of the country.
The Made in Qatar exhibition will be unveiled at the Doha Exhibition Centre today.
The Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SC), together with Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF), have unveiled the design for the Qatar Foundation Stadium and Health and Wellness Precinct, which is a proposed host venue for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
About 1,130 exhibitors from over 40 countries have participated in this years edition of Project Qatar, which successfully concluded last week in Doha.
The Minister of Commerce and Economy, HE Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim bin Mohamed al Thani, yesterday unveiled Cityscape Qatar, the mega real estate exhibition held under the patronage of the Prime Minister and Interior Minister, HE Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al Thani.
The controversial sponsorship system or kafala system will be abolished by the year-end, said the Qatar Labour Minister, Dr Abdullah bin Saleh Al-Khulafi, on Monday.
The Qatar Summer Festival scheduled for August this year, featuring a range of new attractions, cultural events and brand promotion, is likely to boost regional tourism numbers, the Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) said.
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