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Barwa To Build QR1,295m Labour City

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An agreement has been signed by the Barwa Real Estate Company with INSHA Company to construct a new labor city having 3,170 residential houses at Salwa Road with the contract value of QR1,295m.

The contract was signed by Salman Bin Mohammed Al Mohannadi, CEO of Barwa Real Estate Company and Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalid Al Thani, Chairman of the Board of Directors of INSHA Co.W.L.L.

The signing ceremony, which was organised at Millennium Plaza Hotel in Barwa Towers was attended by H E  Dr Issa bin Saad Al Jafali Al Nuaimi, Minister of Administrative Development, Labor and Social Affairs, and H E Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Rumaihi, Minister of Municipality and Environment, in addition to representatives of several Qatari ministries and institutions.

The project will be spread across 994,567 square meters and includes 3170 residential houses, each comprising of 8 rooms, 8 bathrooms, and a kitchen. The estimated duration for the construction is 12 months.

The labor city will also have retail shops and mosques with a total building area of 730,728 square meters. Moreover, the construction will include all the infrastructure works consisting of 25 power substations, internal roads, and potable water, fire, irrigation and sewage networks as well as surveillance cameras.

An adjacent land plot of 183,538 square meters was allocated as parking lots for buses, in order to reduce traffic congestion within residential areas.

Qatar spares no effort to provide all means of improving the living conditions of the expatriate workers,” said H E Dr Issa bin Saad Al Jafali.

H E Dr Issa bin Saad Al Jafali Al Nuaimi, Minister of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs, said that Qatar is an example for providing all means for the workforce to coexist with their different religions and cultures.

Meanwhile, the CEO of Barwa Comapny, Salman bin Mohammed Al Mohannadi, reaffirmed the Group’s commitment in supporting development projects, serving the overall urban expansion of the country and effectively helping in implementing the Qatar National Vision 2030 that aims to achieve the welfare of the country and the citizen.

The project is part of government’s efforts to improve the housing standards of workers in Qatar. The minister appreciated Barwa Real Estate’s awareness of its role and contribution to the implementation of various developmental projects.

The project focuses on providing privacy for the residents unlike the existing houses in unplanned areas.

Barwa has signed a leasing contract with the Ministry of Municipality and the Environment for the rental of two plots of land with a total area of 1,179,114 square metres on Salwa road to develop this project.

This will be second labor city to be developed by Barwa Real Estate after the workers’ accommodation – Barwa Al Baraha which is located in the Industrial Area.

This is in addition to Al Khor Workers Sports Complex in Al Khor area which includes all facilities and sports services for workers.

These projects demonstrate Barwa’s keenness on introducing community initiatives that serve the labor sector, to which Barwa pays a great deal of attention.

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