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Qatar construction market set to record double-digit growth

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Qatar will be among the fastest-growing construction markets globally over the next five years up to 2021, recording double-digit growth as the government work to tackle its “significant” infrastructure needs, a new report has shown. Qatar’s construction market with a projected 12.1% growth between 2017 and 2021 will benefit from investment into preparations for the hosting of the FIFA World …

In this combination of eight photos taken on a government-organized media tour Sunday, May 3, 2015, laborers pose for a portrait at a workers' accommodation camp, in Doha, Qatar. Qatar’s top labor official told The Associated Press Monday, May 4, 2015, that delays in ensuring decent housing for a bulging migrant labor population were a mistake the government is fixing as it gears up to host the 2022 World Cup, and he is hopeful a new wage protection program will address complaints about payments. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)

UAE worker housing set to be the next investor hotspot

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UAE-based companies with more than 50 staff are now required to provide free housing for workers earning less than $544 per month. UAE-based companies with more than 50 staff are now required to provide free housing for workers earning less than $544 per month. Worker housing projects in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are expected to draw increased interest from …

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Qatar’s Construction Sector to Grow in 2018

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Qatar’s construction sector is projected to witness growth in 2018 as the government plans to spend “more than 47%” of the national budget on major infrastructure projects, according to an official of Project Qatar. “The government will be spending around $103bn for new and major projects,” IFP Qatar general manager George Ayache said at a press conference to announce Project …

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Oman- New Labour Law rules ‘soon’

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Talks over whether to amend Oman’s labour laws are now “complete” and the findings will be unveiled “as soon as procedures are completed”, according to the Minister of Manpower. Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser Al Bakri, the Minister of Manpower, said discussions were now at an end and findings would be presented “soon”. The much discussed Labour Law formed part of …

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Qatar Population Reaches All-Time High

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The Qatar population has shot up to all-time high level of 2,675,000, according to the figures released by the Ministry of Development Planning & Statistics (MDPS). The latest population is 0.6% more than the figure (2,659,000) of March 31. The ministry has also informed that compared to the population of the corresponding period last year there has been a growth …