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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.

The Doha Tower crowned as Best Tall Building Worldwide

Designed by the French architect, Jean Nouvel, The Doha Tower has been named the Best Tall Building Worldwide by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) during a ceremony held in the Illinois Institute of Technologys Seminal Crown Hall.

Rise in cost of living in Qatar

The cost of living in Qatar has grown another 2% year-on-year in September, particularly on food items.

Qatar to build largest hospital in the world by 2020

Qatar has announced plans to build the worlds largest hospital by the year 2020, two years ahead of the World Cup, to be hosted by Qatar for the first time in the history of the region.

Qatar grants 10days Eid holidays for public sector

The public sector employees in Qatar will get 10 days holiday, as Qatar celebrates Eid Al Adha.

Qatar invests $17bn into tourism infrastructure

As part of its five-year plan, Qatar is investing $17bn into tourism infrastructure, hoping for a 20percent growth in the sector in five years time.

Several major infrastructure projects in pipeline

There has been considerable increase in project awards, including those for integrated railway networks, which indicate that Qatar has some major projects in pipeline, said a Standard Chartered report.

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