New urban plan aimed at meeting future challenges
January 02 2018 10:26 PM
HE the Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani is being
HE the Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani is being briefed about the comprehensive urban plan as HE the Minister of Municipality and Environment Mohamed bin Abdullah al-Rumaihi and others look on.

QNA/Doha

HE the Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani on Tuesday launched a comprehensive urban plan within the framework of Qatar National Vision 2030.

The launch event held at the Ministry of Municipality and Environment was attended by ministers and senior officials.
Speaking at the event, HE the Minister of Municipality and Environment Mohamed bin Abdullah al-Rumaihi said the urban plan was the result of years of hard work and was carried out in co-operation with partners in various institutions and government agencies.
Al-Rumaihi said the Qatar National Vision, and its main pillars - environmental, social, economic and human - have been and continue to be the approach of all sectors in the country, through which policies and strategies that meet the needs and challenges are formulated.
In this context, the Ministry of Municipality and Environment adopted a comprehensive plan for the country to serve as a spatial translation of the National Vision and a regulator for the future growth and expansion of the State, al-Rumaihi said.
The ministry has worked on the formulation of a national framework that includes a comprehensive set of strategies, policies, guidelines and work areas which ensures high standards of life for citizens and residents, the Minister added.
He said the rapid urban growth and the associated challenges prompted the Ministry to work hard in order to meet the needs of the society, in accordance with the policies and strategic plans that have been prepared to benefit the State and the entire society.
The Ministry allocated lands to various sectors in the country to set up industrial, economic and logistic zones, a range of central markets, agricultural complexes and livestock markets, as well as educational and health services and housing for workers, the Minister noted.
He said the comprehensive urban plan was part of the national development framework document, which lays out spatial development plans for municipalities and the creation of urban development centres based on public transport.
These are expected to contribute to supporting the state economy and directing investors towards the best places for development, al-Rumaihi added.
The Minister also announced the launch of a programme which enables the owner of the allocated land to access its details online for the first time in Qatar with a view to promoting transparency.
The launch of the comprehensive urban plan, adopted by the Ministry of Municipality and Environment, comes in light of the unprecedented transformation in the planning of the policy and strategy of the future of Qatar, to achieve the Qatar National Vision 2030 which has become a reference guide for all institutions, bodies and ministries.



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