Posted on August 05, 2018

The opening of a number of road links from the country’s southern parts to the Industrial Area in recent months, including the Orbital Highway, has significantly enhanced connectivity between these two vital areas.

As a result, there is increased movement of heavy vehicles, especially goods-laden trucks between Hamad Port and storage and warehousing facilities in the Doha Industrial Area as well as places in surrounding areas such as the Logistics Village. Owing to an array of economic and infrastructural developments in the southwestern and southeastern parts of Qatar, entrepreneurs are eyeing new opportunities alongside areas lying in the vicinity of the Orbital Highway and other new roads there, it is learnt. There are expectations that more local companies will set up their facilities along the new roads in a bid to cash in on the area’s direct connectivity with Hamad Port, which has quickly emerged as a hub of activity. 

“The setting up of new warehousing and other logistical facilities in the area will give a big boost to activities such as shipping, storage and warehousing, among others,” said a senior shipping industry professional. He said his enquiries revealed that some local companies were setting up new facilities in the area owing to its easy accessibility to the port and other major locations on the southern side, such as Mesaieed Industrial City. “The boost to connectivity through the opening of new road links will have a lasting impact, and there is already a lot of activity,” said a source.

Similarly, officials of some construction firms hoped that there would be more commercial and economic developments in some of the areas lying in the neighbourhood of Al Wakrah with the completion of the ongoing citizens’ residential development programme. The Al Mashaf and North Wukair areas together accounted for 1,829 plots allotted as part of the initiative. Of these, 1,186 land plots are in Al Mashaf West (Package 3) and the remaining 643 in Al Wukair North. The projects in Al Mashaf also include the construction of a local roads network of about 70km, which includes 92 main and local streets.

source: Gulf Times