Qatar officials sign new housing deals for workers04-Dec-2015
Qatar’s government has launched plans to construct seven new “integrated communities” for blue-collar workers that will accommodate a total of 179,000 residents across the country.
On Thursday, officials from the Ministry of Municipality and Urban Planning (MMUP) signed an agreement with three private developers to begin construction on the first phase of the initiative in Umm Slal, northeast of Doha.
The 251-acre site will be developed as a complete town containing mosques, medical buildings, laundry areas, catered dining halls and other amenities. When it’s completed by the end of 2017, it will be able to accommodate some 24,000 men, officials said at a press conference this week.
“Qatar is keen to meet all the needs of workers by providing them with accommodations that allow them to lead a dignified life,” Jamal Shareeda Al-Kaabi, the director of MMUP’s Central Planning Office, said in a presentation.
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