Barwa signs contract to build QR1,295m labour city

Barwa Real Estate Company has signed a contract with INSHA Company to construct a new labor city having 3,170 residential houses at Salwa Road with the contract value of QR1,295m.

The construction contract was signed by Salman Bin Mohammed Al Mohannadi, CEO of Barwa Real Estate Company and Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalid Al Thani, Chairman of the Board of Directors of INSHA Co.W.L.L.

The signing ceremony, held at Millennium Plaza Hotel in Barwa Towers, Al Sadd area, was attended by H E Dr Issa bin Saad Al Jafali Al Nuaimi, Minister of Administrative Development, Labor and Social Affairs, and H E Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Rumaihi, Minister of Municipality and Environment, in addition to representatives of several Qatari ministries and institutions.

The new labour city project in Salwa Road occupies an overall area of 994,567 square meters and includes 3170 residential houses, each comprising of 8 rooms, 8 bathrooms, and a kitchen. The contract value amounts to QR 1,295 million with a construction duration of 12 months.

Additionally, the project includes retail shops and mosques with a total building area of 730,728 square meters. Moreover, the construction will include all the infrastructure works consisting of 25 power substations, internal roads, and potable water, fire, irrigation and sewage networks as well as surveillance cameras. An adjacent land plot of 183,538 square meters was allocated as parking lots for buses, in order to reduce traffic congestion within residential areas.

“Qatar spares no effort to provide all means of improving the living conditions of the expatriate workers,” said H E Dr Issa bin Saad Al Jafali.

H E Dr Issa bin Saad Al Jafali Al Nuaimi, Minister of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs, added that the State of Qatar is a model for providing all means for the workforce to coexist with their different religions and cultures, noting that Ministry of Administrative Development and Labour has embarked on a new and comprehensive program to improve the housing standards of workers through the construction of modern housing in line with international standards and the Qatar National Vision 2030 as well as providing health care facilities.

For his part, the CEO of Barwa Comapny, Salman bin Mohammed Al Mohannadi, reiterated the Group’s commitment to its vital role in supporting development projects, serving the overall urban expansion of the country and effectively helping in implementing the Qatar National Vision 2030 that aims to achieve the welfare of the country and the citizen.

Al Mohannadi also confirmed Barwa’s keenness on fulfilling the completion of the project with the highest standards.

The project comes as part of the Qatari government’s efforts to improve the housing standards of workers in Qatar and meet the needs of the local market in line with the objectives of the Qatar National Vision 2030 and Qatar’s preparations for hosting the 2022 World Cup, through developing a sustainable residential environment in terms of quality and security and providing all required services and facilities.

The Minister of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs also commended Barwa Real Estate’s awareness of its role and contribution to the implementation of various developmental projects. The project was designed to ensure the privacy of the city’s residents unlike the existing workers’ houses in the unplanned areas.

It includes a private courtyard for each house, allowing its residents to enjoy the outdoor activity while ensuring their privacy.

The traditional Arab style of the project’s houses is compatible with the surrounding environmental conditions.

Barwa has signed a leasing contract with the Ministry of Municipality and the Environment for the rental of two plots of land with a total area of 1,179,114 square metres on Salwa road to develop this project.

The new project will be the second labor city to be developed by Barwa Real Estate after the workers’ accommodation – Barwa Al Baraha which is located in the Industrial Area. It consists of 64 buildings, accommodating 50,000 workers and technicians and provide all the recreational and health services for its residents.

This is in addition to Al Khor Workers Sports Complex in Al Khor area which includes all facilities and sports services for workers.

These projects demonstrate Barwa’s keenness on introducing community initiatives that serve the labor sector, to which Barwa pays a great deal of attention.

Source: The Peninsula