Qatar infrastructure spending for 2017 to reach
up to $12.6 billion.
Project Qatar gears up for 14th edition
DOHA, 9 days ago
Project Qatar is set to welcome exhibitors from several countries at the upcoming 14th international trade exhibition for construction technology, building materials, equipment and environmental technology, in Doha, Qatar.
The event will be held under the auspices of Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior of Qatar, at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center (DECC) from May 8 to 11.
Qatar continues to be the fastest-growing construction market in the Arab Gulf region, with the sector expected to account for 45 per cent of the country’s investments between 2015 and 2018. Gross domestic product (GDP) growth in the non-hydrocarbon sector hit 5.6 per cent in 2016 with the construction industry as the largest contributor.
In line with Qatar Vision 2030, the country has earmarked QAR 46 billion in investments for 2017 and industry analysts predict the market to peak within the first half of the year.
The country is seen heading towards a major construction boom as mega-infrastructure projects get underway such as underground railways and several stadiums, as well as a substantial number of industrial and private buildings for the upcoming Fifa 2022 World Cup.
Project Qatar 2017, considered as the country’s largest exhibition for building, environmental technology and materials, provides the ideal platform for exhibitors to showcase the latest construction equipment and services, deepen their market presence, and build new business relations with companies of all sizes.
Qatar’s lucrative construction market attracts the world’s biggest players and provides unparalleled opportunities for aspiring companies to secure deals with the industry’s top decision makers.
George Ayache, General Manager, at IFP Qatar, said: “The extraordinary growth of Project Qatar year after year is testament to the scale of infrastructure development that has been going on in the country since 2004. Project Qatar continues to attract a large number of companies from nearly 40 countries seeking to take advantage of the massive growth in the country’s construction sector. The quality of deals and networking opportunities has also increased and has had a positive overall impact on the industry.”
Project Qatar consistently supports Qatar Vision 2030, which serves as the country’s roadmap to the future and aims to push its sustainable development, representing a balanced economic growth with human and natural resources. It presents an inclusive model of the country’s economic, social, human and environmental development to improve the lives of citizens and residents. – TradeArabia News Service