The development of citizens’ lands, completion of the infrastructure projects, and projects related to 2022 FIFA World Cup, as well as the momentum of government spending on projects, would stimulate the recovery of the construction, design, and contracting sectors.
Rawad Sleem, co-founder and general manager of NeXTfairs for Exhibitions and Conferences made the statement during a press conference Monday on ‘Build Your House’ (BYH) 2021 exhibition.
He also said the private sector, which is considered a major partner in the development process, would “actively participate” in these projects supported by the government.
Sleem underscored that the 2021 state budget has a list of new approved projects, in coordination with Public Works Authority Ashghal at a value of QR53.9bn scheduled to be awarded from 2021 to 2023.
Citing figures from the Ministry of Finance, Sleem said 5,045 plots in new citizens’ subdivisions were delivered with integrated infrastructure, including roads, sewage networks, traffic management, surface, and underground water drainage networks, lighting poles, and communication networks, water and electricity networks by Kahramaa within 2020.
“The 2021 budget puts the development of citizens’ lands at the top of its priorities through two phases at a total cost of QR37bn. The cost of the first phase of developing citizen’s lands is QR16.5bn, which includes a total of 11,989 plots in 13 areas, while the cost of the second phase is QR20.5bn, which includes 21,424 plots distributed over 19 areas, in addition to projects in health and education,” Sleem said.
Speaking on BYH 2021, Sleem said raffle draw prizes will also be given during the exhibition for the first time with one visitor winning a 2021 Ford Ranger XLS grand prize. Furthermore, winners of the interior design competition will showcase their designs to the public.
An online pre-registration will be required to attend the exhibition, said Sleem, adding that the wearing of masks and social distancing would be maintained during the event.
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