Posted on May 22, 2019

Ooredoo confirmed it is to provide telecoms infrastructure and a range of state-of-the-art facilities for a new blue-collar accommodation complex being built by Qatar-based real estate giant Barwa Group.

The development, with a built-up area of 735,039 square metres, will include 3,170 units as well as retail shops and mosques. The development will stand on a total of  1,197,114 square metres of land. The complex is designed to give more space and privacy to residents, with a designated yard to each building. The first phase of units will be available for rent starting 1 June 2019, and is expected to accommodate around 33,500 labourers.

As per the agreement, Barwa’s new complex will benefit from state-of-the-art facilities for its worker residents, thanks to an official agreement with Ooredoo. The infrastructure will include the first fibre network in such an accommodation complex in Qatar, an Ooredoo retail shop, Ooredoo network connectivity, an Ooredoo self-service machine and several other day-to-day services. Both Barwa Group and Ooredoo cite the commendable contribution blue-collar workers are making to the growth of Qatar’s economy and to Qatar’s Vision 2030 as a key motivation behind the development of the complex and its facilities.

Manar Khalifa Al-Muraikhi, Director PR and Corporate Communications at Ooredoo, said of the development: “We are committed to supporting the communities in which we operate as part of our corporate social responsibility strategy, and as such we feel a tremendous responsibility to ensure those who are contributing to the development of Qatar are catered for. We are proud to be providing telecoms infrastructure and facilities for this accommodation complex, and we look forward to being able to service the needs of the residents through the many Ooredoo capabilities there.”

Yousuf Ahmad Al-Binali,Group Chief of Corporate Operations at Barwa Real Estate Company said:” We maintain high levels of services provided to our clients. Hence comes this partnership with Ooredoo to enable labourers to stay in touch with their families at all times, and benefit from the great power of everything Ooredoo has to offer.”

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