Qatar Construction Articles & Analysis

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Tourism has been a centrepiece of Qatar’s economic diversification plans for the past few years. The sector has come far, but it still accounted for no more than 1% the country’s GDP in 2013, in part because of its small size compared to larger sectors like energy and real estate. Still, the Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA), the state agency...

Qatar’s development strategy centres on using income from its vast energy resources to establish Doha as a regional, and increasingly global, centre for business and commercial activity. Constructing an urban environment that places the city alongside leading capitals is thus a priority for the government. Doha’s urban landscape has developed...

In the past five years Doha has announced plans for a new railway system, a new port, nine stadia, and new highways and roads. These plans, in conjunction with tourism- and retail-related projects, are set to stretch Doha’s transport capacity to its limits. In the period surrounding the 2006 Asian Games, Qatar saw a flurry of construction...

The state’s economic development strategy has until recently focused on building the infrastructure required to maximise production in the energy sector. As production levels have stabilised, and with most major energy-related investments either completed or on hold until the moratorium on new development at the North Field is lifted, the...

Qatar National Vision 2030, the country’s blueprint for the future, lays out ambitious goals for environmental, social, human and economic development in the coming decades. As part of these economic plans, the authorities aim to invest energy revenues into infrastructure projects, in order to build an environment in which a more diversified...

Chapter | Construction from The Report: Qatar 2014

The construction sector grew by 13% y-o-y in third-quarter 2013, driven primarily by spending on transport infrastructure. With more than $222bn of projects in the pipeline, sector growth has been forecast at 15% for 2014, while spending on infrastructure is set to reach $150bn in the run-up to the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The scale of construction activity in the region has created some challenges...