Qatar to embark on development projects worth US$65 billion

qatar jaycross flickrQatar is keen on focusing on non-oil and gas sectors, for rounded infrastructural development. (Image source: Jaycross/Flickr)Qatar is set to launch development projects worth nearly US$65bn to achieve the Qatar National Vision 2030 and support the 2022 FIFA World Cup

The projects include stadiums, railway networks, roads, highways, bridges, intersections, water and electricity, hotels and urban development.

Abdullah bin Hamad Al Attiyah, president of the country's Administrative Control and Transparency Authority, said the needs of Qatar have changed over the past few years, and the focus is now outside the oil and gas sectors.

The Qatar National Vision 2030 is an example of the country's aim of becoming an advanced society, with goals including social and economic development, he said.

Ali Abdullah Al Abdullah, assistant undersecretary for planning affairs at the Ministry of Municipality and Urban Planning, added that Qatar is keen to become more acquainted with the experience Japan holds in various important project areas.

”As a host country of the World Cup 2022, Qatar is looking for Japan to share their expertise. FIFA-related projects need a lot of preparation and discussions. We need to bring in experts from different sectors around a table. We are giving maximum encouragement to all the stakeholders,” said Al Attiyah.

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