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Roca products showroom opens in Doha

Al-Futtaim Engineering’s Qatar operations, a part of Hamad and Mohamed Al Futtaim, has opened an exclusive showroom of Roca sanitary ware on Old Airport road.   “Our partnership with Roca is an extension of the group’s DNA to partner with the world’s best brands,” said Dawood Ozair, senior managing director (electronics, engineering and technologies) at Al-Futtaim.   “The new showroom will strengthen our position among retail clien....

Project Qatar 2014 to lure over 45,000 professionals

Preparations are underway for Project Qatar. The four-day event starting tomorrow is the largest annual construction gathering in Qatar and highlights the rapid construction sector growth being witnessed in the country.   More than 45,000 professionals are expected to visit Project Qatar’s “11th International Construction Technology & Building Materials Exhibition,” which will be held from May 12 to 15 at the Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC). &nbs....

Qatar Airways expects delivery of Airbus A350s from 2014

DOHA: Qatar Airways expects to receive delivery of the Airbus A350 from 2014, CEO Ali Akbar al-Baker said Tuesday at an event marking the airline joining the Oneworld airline grouping.    "We are confident that airbus will deliver to us the A350 by the second half of 2014," said Baker, whose airline is one of the main clients of the new lightweight, long-haul aircraft.    Baker also said Qatar Airways planned to order more A350s for its fleet at t....

QATAR METRO DESIGN APPROVED

Construction has started on 20 out of the 25 stations that are to serve the new Qatar Metro railway. Designs for the stations are derived from historic Islamic architecture “using the old Islamic arch element in a modern architectural way”. Known as the ‘vaulted spaces’ design, it was selected and approved by Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the Emir of Qatar. air jordan pas cher , louis vuitton pas Cher , louboutin pas cher , air max femme pas cher , louboutin femme....

QSTP Celebrates Global Entrepreneurship Week in Qatar

Doha, October 29 (QNA) – Qatar Science and Technology Park (QSTP) has unveiled two new events to engage and educate technology-focused entrepreneurs and enthusiasts during Global Entrepreneurship Week in Qatar. The first is QSTP’s Geocaching Challenge and the second a speaker session titled Young Emerging Technology Innovators. tn requin pas cher , louboutin pas cher , jordan 3 retro pas cher , sac longchamp pas cher , nike free pas cher , louis vuitton borse , louis vuitton sol....

Bahrain and Qatar hold talks on delayed causeway

Bahrain and Qatar will resume talks today  on the long-delayed construction of a 40-km (25 miles) causeway linking the two Gulf states, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported. jordan pas cher , louboutin soldes , longchamp pas cher , longchamp pas cher , jordan 5 retro pas cher , louis vuitton pas cher , nike air max 90 pas cher Arif Khamis, the undersecretary of Bahrain’s ministry of finance, told BNA that the engineering design phases and determining the path of the causeway ....

Bechtel: Work on Hamad International Airport ‘virtually complete’

The regional head of Bechtel, the main contractor that is building Doha’s new airport, hashttp://replicawatchessale.uk.com/watch-insider-reviews-the-new-longines-replica-heritage-diver/ claimed that its work there is “virtually complete,” and that it could be “ready any time” its client - Qatar Airways - chooses to open it. In an interview with Construction Week, David Welch, Bechtel’s EMEA President, said: "The start-up teams are operating,....

Metro deals awarded

Qatar’s rail infrastructure will help the logistics needs of its fast growing economy and those of the soccer World Cup The Doha Metro took a big step forward with Qatar Rail awarding awarded four design and build contracts worth about QR30bn ($8.2bn) for Phase 1 of the project. Doha Metro will have four rail lines and an underground section in the centre of the capital Doha. It will link stadiums for the 2022 World Cup soccer tournament to be held in the country. Qatar Rail, ....

High-speed Internet boosts hospitality industry

DOHA: Qatar’s structured cabling infrastructure is driving service excellence and opening new possibilities for the country’s hospitality industry, a press statement issued by Reichle & De-Massari AG (R&M) said yesterday. R&M is a developer and manufacturer of passive cabling solutions business for communication networks. “Few sectors must lay as much emphasis on customer satisfaction and service excellence as the hospitality industry. In today’s age....

Qatar Rail project to benefit local private sector: Sheikh Khalifa

Qatar Chamber chairman Sheikh Khalifa bin Jassim bin Mohamed al-Thani has said the involvement of local companies in the Doha Metro and Rail projects will support the national economy and benefit the country’s private sector. “The decision of Qatar Rail to integrate Qatari companies in the Doha Metro and Rail projects won by foreign companies’ represents a real support to the country’s economy, strengthens the private sector role and enables it to benefit as much a....

Doha Metro lays tracks for new business opportunities

Doha Metro, implemented by Qatar Rail, will provide numerous investment opportunities for the country’s private sector in construction, operations and maintenance even as a study shows the project will boost private sector activities in the national GDP by 0.7%. Overall, the country’s nominal GDP will see an increase of 0.3% in view of the investment opportunities in the mega project, Qatar Rail said. The project is expected to create thousands of job opportunities for nat....

RediRack sign Qatar distribution deal

Storage solutions manufacturer RediRack has signed a distribution agreement with Qatar-based Darwish Trading Company. The agreement will see Darwish take on responsibility for the sale, installation and on-going maintenance support of RediRack’s range of adjustable frame and beam racking as well as RediFloor’s mezzanine floor and steel structures across Qatar and elsewhere in the Gulf region. Andrew Forsythe, chief executive officer of RediRack’s parent group, RediGr....

Qatar insurance industry valued at $1.3bn in 2012, says report

Driven by Qatar’s economic development and rising population, the country’s insurance industry expanded at an annual average growth rate of 11.3% between 2008 and 2012 and reached $1.3bn, a new study has shown. According to Alpen Capital, Qatar trailed behind Kuwait in terms of total gross written premiums (GWP) in the insurance industry until 2006. The Qatari market outperformed its closest GCC counterpart (Kuwait) expanding at an annual average growth rate of 11.3% betwe....

Nakilat Joint Venture Signs US $662.4m Refinancing and Expands Fleet

Nakilat increases its ownership in Maran Nakilat Co. Ltd. as the joint venture expands its fleet from four to six vessels with refinancing from QIB and Barwa Bank Doha, July 1st , 2013 Maran Nakilat Co. Ltd., a joint venture (JV) between Nakilat and Maran Ventures Inc., has secured Islamic refinancing worth US $662.4 million that will see the JV expand its fleet and Nakilat increase its ownership of the JV. At a ceremony held at Nakilat's Doha head office, Maran Nakilat Co. Ltd. sig....

Katara on track with vision for 60 hotels

A year after Katara Hospitality announced its new rebranded vision, the company has reached several significant milestones in acquisition, investment, development and operations. “The new brand provided us a platform for growth and within a time span of 18 months we have tripled our portfolio,” the company’s chief operating officer, Christopher R J Knable, said. “Today we have 25 properties under the Katara Hospitality brand in Qatar and the rest of the world.&rdqu....

CH2M Hill wins four Doha Expressway contracts

CH2M HILL, a global full service consulting, design, construction and operations firm, has been awarded a contract by Qatar’s Public Works Authority (Ashghal) to work on four projects within Qatar’s Expressway programme, which will result in strengthened road infrastructure. CH2M HILL Halcrow has been selected as the supervising engineer and design consultant for Group 1, working on two projects in the East-West Corridor, the Al Wakrah Bypass, and the Al Wakrah Main Road. ....

Qatar National Library takes part in Denmark meeting

DOHA: Qatar National Library (QNL) recently took part in Next Library 2013 – a global gathering of library innovators and decision makers. The meeting discussed on new ways in which libraries around the world can collaborate and innovate using technology and community engagement. QNL’s participation was the latest in an active year for the library which has taken a local, regional and international leadership role by hosting community events in Qatar, conducting regional worksho....

Xtramix completes huge concrete pour in Qatar

Xtramix Concrete Solutions, a subsidiary of UAE-based Al Jaber Group, has just completed the biggest single concrete pour in Qatar this year. The company poured more than 9,000 cubic metres of concrete in just 36 hours on the site of Al Bandary Real Estate's new hotel and apartment complex in the city. It is being built by Al Bandary Group's own construction arm. Xtramix said that it supplied a conrete batching plant to the development. The company, which opened in Qatar l....

Civil Defence puts out fire in Lusail

 Supervisors said no injuries or significant damage were caused as a result. Officials also said that contrary to unsubstantiated rumour about the incident, that labour accommodation on the construction site was not affected and had been previously vacated due to the completion of the site’s construction works. Management of the project praised the efforts of the Lusail Real Estate Development Company and the Civil Defence for controlling the fire quickly and effectively. The C....

Qatar: first signs of progress?

One swallow does not a summer make, is a phrase that comes to mind but optimists out there will have been encouraged and relieved by this week’s revelations that Qatar at last seems to be awarding the big contracts. Aristotle could never have imagined the transformation going on in the world’s richest nation, but while Qatari government officials remain tight lipped, at least $2.2bn - worth of rail contracts have been handed out according to media and stock exchange reports. ....