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Doha to get $274m facelift in five years

January 2018

Qatar’s government plans to pump in QR1 billion ($274 million) over the next five years towards  beautification of the capital Doha and for other infrastructure development activities to make it a smart city, said a report.

The development of Doha city includes the demolition of old buildings and broadening of streets, in addition to the urban development of neighbourhoods, reported the Gulf Times, citing a senior minister.

“There is also a great interest in developing the towns on the outskirts of the city,” said Mohamed bin Abdullah Al Rumaihi, the Minister of Municipality and Environment.

“After the beautification work at Al Wakrah and Al Khor, there are plans for the development of Al Sheehaniya and partial development of Al Shamal,” he added. 

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