With several major infrastructure projects planned (railways, port, new towns, etc) and the preparation of the 2022 World Cup, Qatar wishes to encourage private sector investment and promote the diversification of its economy by creating three world-class industrial and logistic zones (excluding hydrocarbons).
This strategic project is part of Qatar National Vision 2030, supported by Emir Tamim ben Hamad ben Khalifa al-Thani, and aiming to deliver economic development in the country over the next 25 years.
Economic zones of international scope
The first two zones, Ras Bufontas and Al Karaana, will be located south of Doha airport whilst the third (QEZ 3), Um Alhoul, will be implanted in the port city of Al Waqrah, south of the capital.
Extending over an area of 27 sq.km, Um Alhoul will bring together a number of activities related to metallurgy, petrochemicals, construction materials, logistics and marine industries, also benefitting from sea access thanks to a dedicated canal.
Manateq, the autonomous state company established in 2011 by the Qatari Ministry of Business and Trade and responsible for promoting and operating these economic zones, awarded the construction management of this third zone to Egis.
A My City by Egis project
Over a period of 5 years, the teams from Egis will be tasked with auditing the master plan designs already drawn up, delivering detailed plans, carrying out specific design studies (from conceptual to preliminary design phase for buildings and water cooling and treatment plants) and the supervision of construction works.
The Um Alhoul QEZ 3 programme is a complex and innovative project which calls on the group’s skills through its My City by Egis offer, proving Egis’ ability to deliver urban development projects internationally.