Qatar set for giant construction expo
Doha, April 30, 2012
Leading companies from across the globe are in Doha to showcase their expertise and cutting-edge technologies at 'Project Qatar 2012,' an international construction, building, environmental technology, and building material exhibition, which opens today.
Now in its ninth edition, Project Qatar has come to represent the remarkable construction sector growth being witnessed in the country, said the event organisers.
As local and foreign companies vie to win a slice of the $250 billion worth of projects being undertaken in Qatar, Project Qatar has become a destination of choice for companies to showcase their expertise and cutting-edge technologies, they added.
Michel Gebrael, Project Qatar exhibitions manager said, “This year, Project Qatar has attracted an even larger set of international exhibitors displaying an even wider array of cutting-edge products and offerings. In all, there will be over 3000 brands featured at the exhibition this year.'
'The event’s diversity has always been its strength and this year we are delighted to facilitate even more foreign companies exhibiting in Qatar,' Gebrael noted.
In the lead up to the 2022 Fifa World Cup, Qatar is undertaking a variety of infrastructure projects which will reshape the country and prepare it to host the world, including: a deepwater seaport ($5.5 billion); national railway project ($42.9 billion); the New Doha International Airport ($7 billion), the Qatar North Gas Field Development ($20 billion); as well as ongoing projects that are currently under construction such as the $14 billion Pearl Qatar real estate development.
These projects highlight the immense opportunities in Qatar while Project Qatar’s own growth trajectory showcases the interest being generated globally by the construction projects, he said.
The event is accompanied by two construction-industry exhibitions running concurrently: Heavy MAX (an exhibition for heavy industrial equipment) and StoneTech (a stone and stone design exhibition) being held in partnership with Verona Fiere, the Italian organizers of Europe’s largest stone exhibition- Marmomacc.
'Partly due to these projects as well as the prospects of tertiary projects resulting from these large investments, Project Qatar has managed to attract exhibitors from across the globe- all exhibiting in Qatar this week to discuss new projects, forge new partnerships and strengthen existing ties with the construction industry, Gebrael added.-TradeArabia News Service