Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Qatar to build 1,000 new berths for private boats

Qatar Ports Management Company (Mwani Qatar), a major developer of the country's seaports, is set to construct more than 1,000 berths at four upcoming harbours across the country in its bid to encourage marine transportation in the private sector, said a report.

The project is being implemented by the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MOTC) in association with the Fisheries Department of the Ministry of Municipality and Environment, reported Qatar Tribune.

The berthing facilities, coming up at Al Ruwais, Al Khor, Al Zakhira and Al Wakra harbours, will be equipped with the latest and appropriate facilities of global standards and specifications to protect the boats from risks in cases of storms and also serve the national economy, helping it to achieve the goals of QNV 2030, it stated.

The project will offer a solution for the growing number of private ships and boats registered with the ministry," remarked Nasser Qadar, the director of Maritime Transport Licensing and Planning Department at MOTC.

The execution of the project will be based on public-private sector partnership under MoTC and is expected to begin within the next few months, said the report, citing senior officials.

The tendering process for the project is already underway. The construction of these berths is likely to be completed within 18 months, it added.

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