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Qatar to increase storage facilities for SMEs

Three sites have been chosen for new facilities

Qatar will improve its storage capacity.
Qatar will improve its storage capacity.

The Qatari Government has announced plans to provide storage facilities for small and medium sized companies.

Three areas of land have been chosen to host warehouses and other logistics facilities, according to the Gulf Times.

The three areas, which have been pinpointed in co-operation with the Ministry of Municipality and Urban Planning, are vast, covering 498,000m2, 499,000m2, and 517,000m2 respectively.

There is currently a lack of storage facilities for small and medium sized firms working in Qatar’s private sector.

Both open storage and chilled storage facilities are to be provided, under the new plans.

The project was announced at a press conference in Doha, which was attended by Minister of Economy and Commerce, Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim bin Mohamed al-Thani; HE the Minister of Finance, Ali Shareef al-Emadi; HE the Minister of Municipality and Urban Planning, Sheikh Abdulrahman bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz al-Thani; and Qatar Chamber vice-chairman Mohamed bin Ahmed bin Towar al-Kuwari.

Sheikh Ahmed said the project was aimed at bridging the gap between demand and supply and securing an “effective logistics facility” for SMEs in the country.

The minister reiterated the need to develop a stronger partnership between the government and the private sector.
 

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