Qatar's $825m Labour City officially opens

The $825m Labour City was officially opened by Qatar's Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al-Thani

Qatar has officially opened the region's largest workers' accommodation.
Qatar has officially opened the region's largest workers' accommodation.

Qatar has officially opened the region's largest workers' accommodation camp, which officialy say can house up to 100,000. 

The $825m Labour City, located at Musaismeer close to the industrial zone, is built over an area of 1,100 sqm and contains two police stations on site. 

The camp, which contains 55 residential buildings, Qatar's second largest mosque and a medical centre, is located 14kms from Doha city centre and 13kms from Hamad International Airport.

Qatar's Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al-Thani officially opened the camp.

The entertainment business district of the site features a commercial centre, a market with 200 shops, a cricket ground, four cinema halls and a theatre capable of accommodating 17,000 people, Arabian Business reports. 

The camp is currently 60% full - accommodating workers from Nepal, India, Sri Lanka and Vietnam. 

Each room will house no more than four workers, with daily inspections being carried out to ensure this rule is not breached, officials said. 

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