Qatar: Labour City ready to house 50,000 workers

The City, spread over an area of more than a million square metres, consists of 64 buildings, each with four floors

Labour City is built to house 50,000 workers and is ready for its first tenants.
Labour City is built to house 50,000 workers and is ready for its first tenants.

Labour City’s doors are open for rent.

Cited as the Gulf region’s largest and most modern labour camp complex, Labour City can accommodate tens of thousands of workers.

The complex is ready to rent out its premises to interested companies.

Known as Barwa Al Baraha, the project, which was built by state-backed Barwa Real Estate Company, is the country's largest development ever built to house workers.

Spread over an area of more than a million square metres,  it consists of 64 buildings, grouped into four major sub-complexes, each with 16 buildings.

Each building has four floors, with rooms that can in total, accommodate 780 workers. Over all, the labour accommodations are designed to accommodate 50,000 workers as well as additional accommodation for 10,000 senior workers.

“The supervisory authority for the Labour City has begun asking companies that are interested in taking premises on rent to house their workers to come forward and apply,” said Al Sharq.

Within the City there are a variety of facilities, including a cinema, entertainment centres, a huge auditorium for community events, commercial complexes and restaurants.

There are also sports facilities comprising stadiums for volleyball, football and cricket, among other sports as well as green space spread over an area of 32,500m² and an impressive medical centre which will have specialist doctors as well as an emergency unit.

To ensure workers’ safety and security, there will be a police station and a branch within the City.

The modern living quarters offer a higher standard of living for those with low income, developed in two phases. The first phase consisted of truck and vehicle parking area and basic facilities. The second phase comprises the Labour City project.

There are future plans to build other blocks within the City to accommodate senior staff of renting companies.

A huge complex that would house at least 49 used car showrooms, is also due to be a part of the City. While these showrooms will be on the ground floor, there will be two more floors above them to house administrative offices.

The Labour City is all set to be a model accommodation in the entire region with star amenities for migrant workers, reports The Peninsula.

 

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