The Infrastructure in Qatar is estimated to grow at a CAGR of approximately 7% during the forecast period.
Qatar plans to spend 1.9% more in 2020 than in 2019, outlining a budget of 210.5 billion Qatari Riyal (USD 58 billion) to complete infrastructure projects, including facilities for the 2022 World Cup. It was the gas-rich Gulf state's biggest budget in five fiscal years and follows years of heavy spending on infrastructure projects. For next year, the world's largest exporter of liquefied natural gas plans to spend 90 billion riyals (USD 25 billion) on major projects a 0.6% increase and the largest share of the overall budget.
Main infrastructure projects include the completion of highways, expansion of water and electricity networks, and the launch of the Sharq Crossing Project, linking the Ras Abu Aboud area of Doha and the West Bay Highway District, which is expected to be completed within four years.
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Potential for Infrastructure sector:
Construction makes a large contribution to GDP due to government initiatives in infrastructure, Construction contributes 15.9% to GDP. Big investments by the government on infrastructure due to the FIFA WC 2022 has boosted the construction industry. As part of the countryÕs economic diversification strategy under Vision 2030, significant investment is planned in both residential and non-residential buildings. There are currently over USD46b in projects at various stages of development. Apart from World Cup-related projects, several other large-scale social and commercial construction projects are underway which will spur growth in the residential and non-residential sector.
FIFA World Cup 2022
The Qatar government has planned to spend around USD 103 billion on major infrastructure projects in preparations for the FIFA 2022 World Cup. The construction industry plays a very important role in achieving infrastructure development and thereby attracting foreign direct investments into the country, which is consistent with QatarÕs vision of becoming a leading hub in the region for world events, including the FIFA 2022 World Cup. The official budget for World Cup-specific construction ranges between USD 8 billion and USD 10 billion, although that is supported by the USD 200 billion being spent more generally to have a new metro system and huge infrastructure ready for 2022. Qatar is spending approximately USD 500 million a week on capital projects; such as stadiums, training camps, athlete villages and infrastructure projects; such as roads, hospitals and transport hubs, which are necessary to make the country ready for 2022.
The report covers the major players operating in the Infrastructure sector in Qatar. The market is fragmented, the market is expected to grow during the forecast period due to the rapid growth in the infrastructure projects and other few factors driving the market.
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