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Sponsorship system, exit permit rules to be reformed

The Qatari government has announced changes to its controversial labour system, planning to remove sponsorship system for foreign workers and exit permit rules would be reformed.

Work begins on Hilton Panorama Residence of The Pearl Qatar

Construction work on the Hilton Panorama Residence at the Abraj Quarter precinct of the Pearl-Qatar development began last week.

Project Qatar 2014 officially unveiled

Project Qatar 2014 has been officially unveiled by HE Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim bin Mohammed Al Thani, yesterday at the Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC).

Katara Cultural Village to turn into global tourism hub

The Katara Cultural Village will be transformed into a global cultural and tourism destination all through the year, when the next stage of development projects are ready, said Dr Khalid bin Ibrahim al-Sulaiti, the General Manager.

Project Qatar 2014 to involve major international participation

The construction sector in Qatar is likely to draw in more than 2100 exhibitors from more than 47 countries, as they participate in the 11th edition of Project Qatar 2014, to be held in Qatar, from 12th to 15th May 2014.

Cityscape Qatar 2014 likely to offer major boost to Qatar retail sector

The retail market in Qatar witnessed an unparalleled growth of 14 percent in the year 2012, touching QR39.

Major overhauling for Doha Industrial Area

The Public Works Authority in Qatar (Ashghal) has announced a major QR8bn worth of overhauling works in the Industrial Area, with works likely to be done on 220km stretch of roads.

Hamad International Airport to open to passengers next week

Following construction delays for more than a year now, the new Hamad International Airport in Qatar will open to passenger traffic next week, revealed the Civil Aviation Authority here.

Qatar to unveil biggest health centre in the country for workers

The biggest health centre for labour workforce in Qatar will be unveiled on 1st November 2014, near New Al Thumama area in Doha.

Ashghal begins work on New Expressway Project

Ashghal, the Public Works Authority has begun working on the new Expressway Project, the East West Corridor in south Doha, which will link the new Orbital Highway to the Hamad International Airport and offer strategic links with southern part of the city.

Doha aims to host the 2019 World Athletic Championship Tournament

Doha has announced plans to bid for hosting rights to the 2019 World Championship in Athletics, a tournament, managed by the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF).

Qatar leads GCC nations in infrastructure projects growth

Given, the large infrastructure projects and domestic consumption in Qatar, the nation will lead in terms of growth among GCC nations, growing at 6percent in 2014, said Alkhabeer Capital during an economic review.

Qatar unlikely to build all of the 12 proposed stadiums for 2022 World Cup

Qatar is seriously reviewing the necessity of building all of the 12 proposed stadiums in its bid for the 2022 World Cup Soccer Tournament, during the finalizing of plans that will go to FIFA for approval, the organizing committee revealed.

Hamad International Airport to get fully operational from 27th May

The Hamad International Airport (HIA) is expected to be fully operational from 27th May this year.

Sharq Crossing, Industrial Area projects by Ashghal highlighted

The Public Works Authority (Ashghal) recently hosted an Industry Engagement day to keep engineering and contracting firms informed about opportunities to participate in one of the most technologically advanced infrastructure programme, the Sharq Crossing.

Project Qatar 2014 to see participation from 24 countries

The 11th International Construction Technology and Building Materials Exhibition, Project Qatar 2014 will be held at the Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC) from 12th to 15th May 2014, and would involve participation of 24 nations.

Hamad International Airport soft launch on 30th April

The Hamad International Airport (HIA) will be soft launched and will be partially open to passengers from 30th April.

New five-star facility to be unveiled at The Pearl Qatar by the year-end

Alfardan Hospitality and Kempinski Hotels are likely to open a five-star hotel, spread across 500,000 square feet at The Pearl-Qatar during last quarter of the year.

Moldova likely to grant visa waiver to Qatar nationals

A former Soviet Republic, Moldova, bordered by Ukraine and Romania, is planning to grant a visa waiver to Qatari nationals visiting the country to draw in more investments, says Lurie Leanca, the Moldovan Prime Minister.

Qatar confirms sponsorship law amendment

Amendments to the sponsorship law can be expected any time soon.

Mega entertainment centre to be launched at the Pearl-Qatar

The United Development Company (UDC), a Qatar shareholding company and master-developer of the Pearl Qatar signed a deal with Palma Hospitality Group to launch a series of genuine food and beverages concepts and a unique family entertainment centre spanning more than 7000sqm in Medina Centrale at the Pearl-Qatar.

New Doha-Hong Kong flight service launched by Cathay Pacific

Hong Kongs flagship airline, Cathay Pacific, has launched new service connecting Doha and Hong Kong.

Qatar to unveil record budget this financial year

Qatar, the top LNG exporter, will unveil its highest-ever budget of QR220billion within next two days as it is moving ahead with a major infrastructure drive.

Qatar assures timely completion of FIFA World Cup projects

The Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy in Qatar has assured that Qatars preparations for the FIFA World Cup 2022 are on track.

Demolition works to pave way for construction of New Doha Zoo

Demolition of buildings and other facilities located within the boundaries of the New Doha Zoo will begin any time soon.

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