Qatar plans to establish 1,000 berths for harbours
22 Feb 2017
(MENAFN) In a move that will facilitate the private sector to a great extent, Qatar will have a total of 1,000 berths for private ships and boats at Al Ruwais, Al Khor, Al Zakhira and Al Wakra harbours in view of the growing demand in the country.
Nasser Qadar, director of Maritime Transport Licensing and Planning Department at the Ministry of Transport and Communications said: “Berthing locations were decided to be at four harbours which are state owned, operate under the Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME) and are increasingly frequented by many ship owners.”
Earlier, HE Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani, formed a working group that conducted studies and drafted plans for setting up the berthing slots, and the committee has members from all governmental bodies concerned with the matter.