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Qatar Rail Plans to Create Over 7000 New Jobs


Qatar : 08 March 2011

The construction of a fully integrated railway system in the nation of Qatar is set to begin any time and will result in the creation of over 7,000 positions, according to a leading Qatari official.

Qatari Diar’s managing director Mr. Al Saad, who is also chairman of Qatar Railways Co., stated that this undertaking would be one of the largest of its kind throughout the Middle East.

Al Saad expressed an eagerness to get started on the work of establishing this cutting edge integrated network of railways as soon as possible, although he did not mention a specific date. The project will connect a variety of railways within Qatar and around the Gulf region.

Qatari Diar has also announced numerous new appointees to the QRC (Qatar Railways Co.) Board, which is a subsidiary of Qatari Diar. This action is intended to drive up the ambitions of the railway industry across the Gulf state.

Qatari Diar is leading the initiatives for development and infrastructure in the wake of the nation being awarded the privilege of hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

There has been agreement for the preliminary designs of the railway network and the initial studies conducted for Qatari Diar have been completed.

Al Saad stated that this rail network will result in less congestion on the motorways of Qatar, will provide a higher level of traveler safety and give tourism a boost. The construction and operation will also support Qatar’s economy.

He stated that the national railway, which will boast full integration, should stand out as the most expansive project of the sort within the Middle Eastern region, creating over 7,000 job opportunities in Qatar when completed.

Qatari Diar joined together with Deutsche Bank AG of Germany back in November of 2009 in a venture to create the QRDC.

All of the planned railways within Qatar will see unification under QRDC, including the people movers in West Bay, the metro in Doha and the light rail in Lusail.

Paul Holdsworth, Staff Writer, Gulf Jobs Market News
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