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GCC nations to soon implement unified traffic monitoring system

The general traffic administration is currently co-ordinating with a team for unified traffic monitoring system in GCC nations, its Director revealed.

New ultra-modern International Airport to open to public on 1st April 2013

The ultra-modern Hamad International Airport in Qatar, will receive its first passengers on 1st April, when the new airport opens in Doha, said Akbar al-Baker, the CEO of Qatar Airways Group.

QR20bn worth shopping mall projects in pipeline for Qatar

Qatar will shortly have many more shopping malls and commercial complexes, as nine such facilities, worth QR20bn are being planned over the next three years.

More than 120,000 visitors throng Doha Trade Fair within a week

The Doha Trade Fair is drawing in more visitors every year, and as of yesterday, it witnessed more than 120,000 footfalls, with many more numbers expected, the organizers revealed.

86 percent of employee passports still retained by employers

Majority of employers continue to retain passports of migrant workers, reveals a survey conducted by the Social and Economic Survey Research Institute (SESRI) of Qatar University.

Qatar construction sector is the top performer in the region

The construction sector in Qatar will continue to be the top performer in the region in the long-term, given, the giant projects being taken up in the country, a new report showed.

Major shopping event Doha Trade Fair 2013 unveiled

The Doha Trade Fair 2013 to be unveiled at the Doha Exhibition Centre is likely to attract nearly 40,000 visitor numbers, according to organizers.

New Doha International Airport on track for April 2013 opening

The Qatar Civil Aviation Authority (QCAA) has announced that New Doha International Airport (NDIA) is on track for opening in April 2013.

first tram service to get operational by 2014

The first tram in Qatar is likely to get operational by 2014, a top official of Siemens Qatar said.

Visas to Qatar suspended for Filipina housemaids

The Passports and Immigration Department has stopped issuing visas to Filipina housemaids, following the decision by the Philippines government to double the minimum salary requirement for maids from $200 to $400 per month.

Work on first 2022 FIFA World Cup football stadium to begin soon

Qatar will soon begin work on its first new football stadium for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, a top official in Qatar revealed.

Qatar to tender its first solar power project next year

Qatar plans to tender its first solar power project during first quarter of 2013, Dr Mohamed Saleh al-Sada, HE the Minister of Energy and Industry, announced.

Government to build wedding halls for nationals free of charge

In order to reduce the soaring costs of weddings for young unmarried Qataris, the Qatari government has issued directives to build several wedding halls in the country, which will open to Qataris free of charge.

Work on Barwa Commercial Avenue progressing on track

Construction of Barwa Commercial Avenue (BCA), the iconic mixed-use development, stretching more than 8.

More than $250bn worth construction projects underway

The ongoing construction projects in Qatar are worth more than $250bn, with 34percent of total investments being attracted by infrastructure.

Barwa Commercial Street to get operational from next month

The flagship project of Barwa Real Estate Company, namely, Barwa Commercial Street, is likely to begin operations from next month.

New study recommends single GCC entry visa to boost tourism

A recent study submitted by GCC officials suggests that a single GCC entry visa will help boost the tourist numbers into the region, and will reinvigorate tourism sector.

New Qatar National Library ready for official launch by 2014

The Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, has announced the launch of Qatar National Library, to be officially unveiled by 2014.

Qatar to continue bidding for summer Olympics

Qatar will continue to bid for summer Olympics, despite having failed to make the cut in the race to host the 2016 and 2020 Games, the Olympic Committee in Qatar revealed.

Work on Lusail Expressway Project to begin on 17th November

Work on the first phase of Lusail Expressway Project, stretching from Pearl Roundabout to Golf Club Roundabout will begin by 17th November 2012.

Qatar International Exhibition Centre ready for official launch

The Doha-based real estate developer, Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment, has completed more than 90% of the Qatar International Exhibition Centre in Doha, and plans to deliver it by February 2013.

Work on Doha Centre Tower to restart two years after launch

Qatar is likely to restart work on the 112-storey Doha Convention Centre Tower (DCCT) two years after its launch.

Qatar to award USD30bn worth project tenders in 2013

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.

Cost of construction highest in Qatar

Qatar is now one of the most expensive nations in terms of construction raw materials in the Gulf region.

Improved efforts required to boost tourism in Qatar

High hotel tariffs have been considered to be a major obstacle for tourism development in the country.

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