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Posted On: 27 August 2012 01:06 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:12 pm

80,000 houses get new number plates

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The Centre for Geographical Information System (GIS) at the Ministry of Municipality and Urban Planning (Baladiya) has already installed 80,000 house number plates under the Qatar Area Referencing System (QARS) project, Al Raya has reported. Started three years ago, QARS includes numbering each building, putting street names and area numbers. The Centre for GIS Centre was given the mandate by the National Committee for the Coordination of Infrastructure Public Services which includes members from Ashghal, Kahramaa, Mowasalat, Qtel, Minsitry of Environment, Civil Defence, Qatar Petroleum and the Planning Commission. The system, aimed at coping with local development and aligning with international systems, uses world-class technologies having database which is linked to the Internet that makes it easy to reach each of the buildings. The Centre for GIS Centre started to implement this project in mid-2009 at national level and the first phase included specifying the type of building. Also in the first phase a decision was taken to put the plates on the right side of each building and to assign odd numbers to buildings located on the left side of the road and even numbers to those on the right. The second phase produced the numbering and creating the database which also included Kahramaa number, type of building, old number, survey number, zone and street which at the moment has reached 80,000 plates. The Ministry has ordered all municipalities to report on a monthly basis all new buildings to be included in the database to be provided with plates. The next phase will include numbering each flat inside the buildings, which will enable to provide various services fast. The Peninsula