Work is in full swing to complete the expansion of fishing ports
* The largest fishing port development project in Qatar will see the light of day as soon as the completion rate reaches 100% at Al Khor, Al Wakra and Al Thakhira facilities, and around 95% at Al Ruwais
Work is in full swing to complete Qatar’s largest fishing port expansion project, which includes the development of fishing ports at Al Wakra, Al Khor, Al Ruwais as well as a fishing terminal at Al Thakhira, the Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME) said.
The project is expected to be completed soon and marine parking lots for fishing boats and vessels will become operational within the next three months, along with ancillary services and facilities, according to a statement from the MME. yesterday.
Abdulaziz Mohamed al-Dehaimi, director of MME’s fisheries department, said the project will help improve the productivity of fishing vessels and maintain the quality of fish and fishery products.
He stressed that fishing harbors and related services and equipment are considered among the most important services that fishermen and fishing vessels need to perform their work in proper conditions.
The official said development work under this project has made major progress, with a completion rate reaching 100% at Al Khor, Al Wakra and Al Thakhira facilities, and around 95% at Al Ruwais.
Al-Dehaimi explained that this development project is considered one of the most important national projects and programs under the 2nd National Development Strategy, 2018-2022. The project was launched in early 2019 and is implemented by UrbaCon Trading & Contracting Company under the supervision of Mwani Qatar.
The development works include the creation of floating berths for fishing vessels in order to meet their needs with a sufficient number of marine parking lots to find an appropriate solution to the problem of overcrowding of ships and boats in the ports of peach.
The project also includes equipping ports with early warning and fire alarm and fire fighting systems, video surveillance systems, refueling stations, boat launching platforms. , administrative offices providing services to the public and fishermen, in addition to other necessary services, the statement points out.
Al-Dehaimi said the project includes the creation of 69 marine mooring lots for boats and three for surveillance vessels in Al Thakhira, 208 mooring lots in Al Khor, 368 in Al Wakra and 233 in Al Ruwais. .
In view of the importance of the project in the development of the fisheries sector and related services, HE the Minister of Municipality and Environment and Acting Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs, Dr Abdulla bin Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Subaie, paid a field visit to the project in August. 26. He inspected the progress of the ongoing expansion and development works in the fishing ports and was accompanied by Sheikh Dr Faleh bin Nasser al-Thani, Deputy Under Secretary for Agriculture and Fisheries, MS. , as well as a number of departmental directors of the ministry.