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Project Qatar 2012

This month saw the annual Project Qatar exhibition, held at the Doha Exhibition Centre.  This is the 9th such exhibition held by the Qatari Prime Minister and Foreign Minister to showcase everything ‘Construction’ in Qatar. Interest in the event has significantly grown since the announcement that Qatar will host the FIFA World Cup in 2022.  The exhibition is primarily used to highlight the latest products and services needed in Qatar’s rapidly growing construction market and it therefore attracts regional and international Industry leaders, all showcasing their talents in a hope to get their own share of the profitable Qatari pie.

The event is also a useful tool for recruiters such as Maxim Recruitment .  We can familiarise ourselves with some of the signature projects on the horizon, track their progress over the year and provide our candidates with the most sought after overseas construction jobs.

During this year’s exhibition, it was calculated that there was US$250bn worth of projects currently being undertaken in Qatar. Of this figure, approximately US$125bn in projects is still at design and concept stage. This fact highlights the potential opportunities for expatriate construction workers such as Quantity Surveyors, Project Managers and Engineers in the coming years leading up to 2022.

The Qatari government has been clear in their need to improve the country’s infrastructure in order to be ready for the World Cup.  Some of the simportant projects relating to reshaping Qatar’s future infrastructure are:
US$43Bn Rail and Metro system (Transport)
US$20Bn North Gas Field Development (Power)
US$7Bn New Doha International Airport (Transport)
US$5.5Bn Deep Water Sea Port

The projects listed above are just a small percentage of the construction work that needs to be completed before Qatar is ready to host a tournament such as the World Cup. The next 10 years will see unprecedented government spending in Qatar.

Keep in touch with Maxim Recruitment and stay tuned to our award winning website for the latest construction vacancies in Qatar as we get them 

Stuart Hackett
May 2012

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