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The Qatari government and state-owned companies plan to spend as much as $100 billion on infrastructure projects within the next four years, Finance Minister Yousef Hussain Kamal said today. “The main projects are roads, sewage treatment, water treatment, and infrastructure like ports and airports,” he told reporters in Istanbul at a Turkish-Arab economic conference

onstruction contractors have started to concentrate on countries once branded as secondary markets in the Middle East construction sector, according to analysis from Frost & Sullivan, a consultancy. Both Saudi Arabia and Qatar have grown in importance to regional construction companies, as they have looked to diversify their activities in the face of market constraints. […]

Building boom continues in Qatar

At the consumption growth rate of 24.34 percent in 2007-2008 demand for cement and other building materials in Qatar is still running at record levels, Malcolm Shelbourne, Chief Executive of Intercem told an international cement conference and exhibition here yesterday. He said the global cement industry has taken the brunt of the global financial crisis […]