DOHA: The Prime Minister and Interior Minister H E Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani has approved the second phase of Hamad International Airport expansion project. The deadline for awarding of the design contract, design works and budget is the fourth quarter of next year.
Speaking at a meeting with Cabinet members at Emiri Diwan yesterday, the Premier asked the Ministry of Transport to open Al Ruwais Port before February 1. He said the ministry must work with the Ministry of Economy and Commerce to coordinate with the Foreign Ministry’s team on the port to design a highly-efficient plan to operate the port and the associated services areas.
He also asked the Ministry of Transport to submit a budget to complete all phases of the new port project and the awarding of its global operator before the end of the first quarter of next year so that the project is completed on schedule. The Premier asked the Ministry of Municipality and Urban Planning and the Ministry of Environment to suggest appropriate lands for Qatar Aeronautical College, Gulf Helicopters and Pilots Club.
He also directed that preparations for the location of the truck parking project are completed as soon as possible, with the Ministry of Transport assuming supervision of the project and committing to dates of delivery and operation.
The meeting discussed solutions and decisions in the field of public transport following directives of the Emir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani. The Premier asked the Ministry of Transport to speed up the execution of plans and continuously develop them to ease traffic.