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Qatar could add 600,000 foreign workers in 2013

by CW Staff on Jan 3, 2013

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Qatar could add 600,000 workers to its construction labour force this year, says a leading developer.
Qatar could add 600,000 workers to its construction labour force this year, says a leading developer.

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An additional 600,000 foreign workers could be deployed in Qatar in 2013 as the country’s 2022 World Cup build-up accelerates.

Major infrastructure work such as the Doha Metro and other transportation-related projects are expected to begin in earnest this year, leading to increased demand for construction labour, both skilled and unskilled.

This is according to real-estate developer Khalifa Al Muslemani, who told the Al Sharq daily that he anticipated “a slew of projects to be launched this year, which may add some 600,000 rectruits to the workforce.”

This follows news from the National Office for Statistics that Qatar’s population increased by 7,5% last year to 1,83 million as of 31 December.

The figue accounts for persons of all ages, both nationals and non-nationals, within the boundaries of the country, according to the Qatar News Agency (QNA).

An interesting trend is the growing gender disparity in the Qatari population, with 74% male and 26% female, stated QNA.


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I really recommend this development because it has really created a way of employment for people. My major point is how

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Iguehide Divine Charles (Jun 12, 2013)
benin
Nigeria

How do I work with one of the companies?
I really recommend this development because it has really created a way of employment for people. My major point is how do i get to work with one of the construction companies so that when I get to the airport they will be the one to pick me up at the airport and give me accommodation? I will work with all sincerity of my heart.

Ren (Jan 3, 2013)
Doha
Qatar

I don't think so
Where are the 600,000 additional workers going to stay? Who is going to build accommodation for them in such a short period? What about the logistics of having 600,000 additional workers on roads in Qatar that are already almost gridlocked? Radical new building technologies are needed to house this number of people this quickly.


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