A major trade exhibition for construction technology, building materials, equipment and environmental technology, Project Qatar 2017, is being held under the patronage of Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al-Thani, the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior of Qatar.
The Minister of Commerce and Economy Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim bin Mohamed Al Thani inaugurated the event in the presence of Dr Mohammed bin Saleh Al Sada, Minister of Energy and Industry, and other top-ranking officials and foreign dignitaries.
The country’s largest construction event, Project Qatar will see more than 16,000 visitors enter the halls of the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center until May 11, said the organisers.
A total of 516 exhibitors will be showcase their projects complementing Qatar’s huge ongoing infrastructure development besides several country pavilions including France, Italy, Germany, Belgium, China, Turkey, Kuwait, and Pakistan.
The country’s bid to diversify its economy from oil and gas has led to major construction developments particularly for the upcoming FIFA World Cup 2022, they stated.
George Ayache, the general manager, IFP Qatar, said the expo takes off once again to a grand start with multiple engagements for the construction sector.