The gas-rich Gulf state of Qatar has announced that is
about to start awarding tenders worth more than $2.5 billion
for the construction of the new Doha International Airport.
a largely attended press meet during the Dubai Air Show,
Akbar Al Baker, the chief executive officer of Qatar
Airways, which operates Doha International Airport,
announced that as a first step, global consultancy,
Bechtel, has completed the Masterplan for the new Doha
only Qatar and the Gulf, but the entire world has been
inquiring about details of the project since it was
formally announced at the World Travel Market in London
on 10 November. Interest has been overwhelming and gratifying
especially from construction majors who have
been clamouring for information about the progress of
the signature development in Qatar," Al Baker said.
companies will soon be able to bid for more than $2.5
billion worth of tenders for the first phase of Qatar''s
new signature Doha International Airport, which will
be developed as a major aviation hub for traffic between
Far East-Australasia and Europe-North America, with
an ultimate capacity of 50 million passengers,"
US-based construction and engineering company Bechtel
has just completed the master plan and once tendered
will be split into 18 construction packages during the
next 60 months. Al Baker also announced that UK-based
BAE Systems will be advisor to the airline during the
said during the 60-month phase-one period of the new
development, the airport half of which will be
reclaimed from the sea will have a capacity of
12 million passengers.