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Qatar presses ahead with regional logistics hub 16 July 2015

Making the country a regional hub for investment and logistics

According to local press reports The Qatar government has announced plans to build a 6.3 km2 logistics and industrial park in southern Qatar. The project is aimed at making the country a regional hub for investment and logistics, reducing reliance on hydrocarbon income, and encouraging private sector commercial involvement.

It is reported that the development will provide over 1,850 plots. About 950 plots ranging from 1,000 m2 to 2,000 m2 will be allotted to smaller investors, whereas medium investors will be offered plot ranging up to 67,557 m2.

The logistics park will include refrigerated facilities for frozen and dry stores; showrooms, shops, commercial offices and labour camps; workshops for the maintenance and storage of cars; assembly and processing workshops for light industry; service centres and warehousing.