Al Furjan project in final phase
The third and final phase of Al Furjan project is underway and will cover five areas around Doha
The third phase of the Al Furjan market project is set to be implemented in areas around Doha, according to the Ministry of Municipality and Urban Planning.
Al Furjan was launched last year to give residents in remote areas access to local shops in their surrounding area.
In its third and final phase, the project will open shops in Al Shamal, Al Juweiliya, Semaisima, Um Salal and Al Wakrah, among others, an Arabic daily reports.
Small shopping centres with laundries, barber shops, bakeries, restaurants, pharmacies, meat and tailoring outlets, among others, are to be set up as part of the project.
The first two phases have been completed, while work on the third continues.
The first phase included 12 centres with 122 shops. The second comprises 176 shops at 18 centres.
In the first phase of the project, four centres each were opened in Al Thumama, Al Merab, Ain Khalid and Al Ebb, six in Raudat Qadeem, seven in Al Laqtifia, three each in Hazmul Markhiya and Jariyan Najeema and nine in Raudat Al Hammam.
In the third phase of the project, streets will be connected to main roads in Al Shamal, Al Juweiliya, Semaisima, Um Salal and Al Wakrah.
The final project will comprise centres in 44 places spread across various geographical zones. The total number of shops in all 44 centres will be 645 — one centre on average will have 15 shops.
Each centre also has ATMs, post office, e-Kiosks to make payments for services and a taxi stand.
The project is being implemented by the Ministry of Economy and Commerce in collaboration with Qatar Development Bank, the Ministry of Municipality and Urban Planning and Qatar Chamber The Peninsula reports.