A special economic zone near Hamad International Airport (HIA) moved one step closer to reality this week, after a local company was awarded a contract to build housing there.
Manateq announced the QR550 million agreement with Ismail Bin Ali Group yesterday.
It said the company will build and operate accommodation and recreational facilities for the 8,700 people who will be working in factories and warehouses in the zone.
The complex will contain rooms and one- and two-bedroom apartments for workers, supervisors and technicians.
It will include catering, laundry, indoor and outdoor recreational facilities and community areas. Additionally, a public retail center, mosque and medical, banking and administrative facilities will be available onsite.
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