The increasing activity in the Qatar construction sector is beginning to benefit joint ventures and small and medium sized businesses, an industry expert has said.
A number of significant contracts have been awarded this year, with more expected in 2014.
“We are starting to see a positive ripple effect throughout the rest of the market, allowing multinationals, local JVs and SMEs alike the chance to benefit from the booming industry sector,” Steven Ford, managing director of Primepower told Construction Week.
“We have even started to see improved standards, from general construction, building finishing, all the way through to fire, health and safety systems.
“This, in turn, is creating more opportunity for professional and reputable companies and creates the demand for improved standards.”
Ford also believes that the timetable for the country’s infrastructure projects is on course.
“The existing timetable for infrastructure development is achievable provided that we see continuous and consistent development of the existing infrastructure in established areas of the city.
“Project funding must be released on time, which in the past has been a controlling factor for the success or failure of previous major projects.”