Doha plays a waiting game

February 2010
MEED: Middle East Economic Digest;2/12/2010, Vol. 54 Issue 7, p6
The article reports that the city of Doha, Qatar plans to spend 20 billion dollars on the construction of new roads over the next five years and 25 billion dollars on a rail network. Having expanded its energy sector, Doha's focus is now shifting to civil infrastructure though there is still a future for energy projects. The region has already reduced engineering, procurement and construction costs by delaying several tenders in the latter half of 2009 while it sought lower bids.


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