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Posted On: 28 January 2009 02:44 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:09 pm

Barwa opens Qatar’s first truck park

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Barwa Al Baraha, a subsidiary of Barwa Real Estate Company, yesterday opened the largest truck park in Qatar with a capacity to park 4,200 trucks and said that the contracts to build 53,000 accommodations for single workers will be awarded next month. A client, either an individual or company, will have several options to pay for the services which include payment based per hour or on a daily basis. Alternatively, clients could get a monthly or annual membership. The services, which commenced yesterday, will be available free of charge for three months. The facility was opened yesterday by the CEO of Barwa Al Baraha, Ibrahim Fakhroo. Chairman and Managing Director of Barwa Real Estate Company Ghanim bin Saad Al Saad and other senior executives of Barwa and its subsidiaries of its project sites in the Industrial Area took part. “Phase one of Barwa Al Baraha consisting of 4,200 truck parking spaces was just completed and phase two is to invest QR3.4bn to construct labour accommodation which will be designed to accommodate 53,000 workers. The project will be located in Doha’s Industrial Area,” said Fakhroo. Fakhroo said: “The cost of Barwa Al Baraha is approximately QR600m. The total area of the park is 675,878 square metres making it one of the biggest in the world.” Barwa Al Baraha has eight truck entrances and 12 exits, with special spaces allocated for long and short-term stays. A 16,000 square metre diesel station has been built alongside a 4,500 square metre Technical Inspection Centre at the site. It is equipped with state-of-the-art technology for 24-hour security, operated by advanced systems to control truck parking, allocation and collection of fees. The labour accommodation will comprise 64 buildings, with each building consisting of four floors with 130 rooms in each. Barwa Al Baraha also includes other essential services such as a central laundry, 48 commercial shops in each block and public and green spaces with a total area of 32,500 square metres, including a mosque, football, basketball and volleyball fields.