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Posted On: 7 March 2017 11:20 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:17 pm

$25.5 Billion have been allocated for mega projects in Qatar

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Qatar is gearing up for the FIFA World Cup 2022 and is investing in infrastructure and urban development. Current investement will enable delivery of the Qatar Vision 2030 and support anticipated influxes of tourists, a growing economy and population. All of these projects demand increased investment in lighting. The 4th Annual LightingTech Qatar is a unique platform for the Qatari market to invest in innovative and future-proof urban solutions.

The Qatari MOF stated that 2017 will be focussed on completing mega projects ready for the world cup QR93.2 billion (25.5Billion USD), or 47 percent of the annual government 2017 budget has been allocated for the mega projects. Major projects include Lusail City (45Billion USD), developing road infrastructure in and around Doha (over 2BillionUSD), building an entire metro network and continuing with the Expressway programme which is valued at QR16Billion (4.39Billion USD). A further QR24.5 billion (6.73BillionUSD) will be allocated to the health sector including of course Hamad Medical Corporation. The 4th Annual LightingTech Qatar includes headline speakers from Ashghal, Lusail City, Hamad Medical Corporation, Ministry of Endowmets Islamic Affairs, Eindohoven City Council, Southend-on-Sea City Council and more.

The 4th annual LightingTech Qatar conference has established itself as the Qatari lighting industry meeting place for key government officials and regulators, lighting industry experts, construction professionals. This engaging and interactive two-day conference will activate new business connections, engage dialogue on key industry challenges and support excellence in lighting investment. LightingTech Qatar 2017 is hosted at the 14th annual edition of Project Qatar – Qatar’s International Trade Construction, Building, Environmental Technology & Materials Exhibition.

What is New this Year:

  • Special features on currently active and planned projects
  • Greater focus on maintenance strategies
  • More international speakers and case studies (UK and NL)
  • New focus on ITS integration into street lighting masts and fixtures
  • New Focus on smart controls for smarter ore sustainable cities
  • New focus on health, wellbeing and environmental concerns raised by lighting
  • Strong focus on tunnel and underpass lighting

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