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Posted On: 12 January 2021 04:35 pm
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Ministry of Municipality and Environment signs contract to establish, operate self-storage "Container City"

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The Ministry of Municipality and Environment signed a contract on Tuesday for the establishment and operation of the self-storage container city project in the Bojoud area on Al Majd Road opposite Birkat Al Awamer with Continental Commercial Company, in the presence of H.E. Minister of Municipality and Environment Eng. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz bin Turki Al Subaie.

The contract for the project will last for 10 years, "Container City" is expected to be operational in the first half of 2021 and aims to provide logistical services related to distribution, storage and compensation for violating stores that are to be removed from farms and unqualified areas, as well as using government lands to provide areas for storing camping equipment, bicycles, and machinery, etc., and to ensure that hygiene requirements are not violated after the end of the camping season and the accumulation of its equipment in residential neighborhoods and space lands, in addition to achieving an investment return and providing a distinctive service that can be developed in the future in line with the emerging requirements.

The project includes buildings for workers and observation, paved roads, a fuel station, a loading and unloading area, docks, a renewable energy generation plant, a service and maintenance center, and space for future expansion.

On this occasion, Technical Office Manager at the Ministry Tariq Juma Al Tamimi explained that there is a general tendency within the Ministry to involve the private sector in its projects to achieve the highest possible benefit to society while encouraging and opening investment fields.

He pointed out that the Ministry faces great challenges in terms of random storage, whether on farms or with small and medium-sized companies, as well as at the level of individuals, so it has resorted to this project to avoid violations and fires and to establish a systematic model that provides alternatives.

For his part, Member of the Board of Directors of the Continental Trading Company Ahmed Sultan Al Kuwari affirmed that the self-storage container city project provides an excellent service to all citizens and residents, especially as it includes spaces for storing camping purposes, equipment and machinery instead of placing them in homes or companies, farms and space lands in random ways that distort the general view He explained that the project will include all the capabilities that are of interest to individuals and container companies in the areas of storage and distribution in easy ways and prices that suit everyone.

Source: Qatar News Agency

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