Qatar’s first-phase of its $7.4 billion Hamad mega-port is expected to be on track for full operability by the end of 2016, with the government looking to release tenders for the design of phase two of the port’s development, according to JOC.com.
It has been reported that the port was opened at the end of 2015, and is currently handling roll-on-roll-off and general cargo.
PTI previously reported on a $7.5 billion Doha mega-port plan, which is due to be fully operational by 2020.
Sheikh Ali bin Jassim Al Thani, Chairman of Milaha Qatar Navigation, previously said of Doha port: “By 2016, a state-of-the-art world class port will be completed. Qatar is offering what other GCC nations cannot provide, simply because they lack the resources to do so.”
The port will have enough space for a naval base and Qatar Economic Zone 3 with a total area of 2600ha.
(Source: NewPortProjectQatar / YouTube)