The Pearl-Qatar races ahead of schedule
The Pearl-Qatar, the multi billion US dollar offshore island and one of the largest real estate developments in the country, is forging ahead of schedule, board members were told at the annual visit to the development.
Board members from United Development Company (UDC), owner and developer of The Pearl-Qatar, concluded a one-day tour of the island development aimed at observing land reclamation and building work first hand.
Headed by UDC Chairman Hussein Alfardan, the UDC board members listened to presentations on the work in progress, which is ahead of schedule with more than 2.3 million square metres of land already reclaimed, over half the total area to date.
“The Pearl-Qatar is our flagship project,” said UDC Chairman Hussein Alfardan. “When completed, it will house about 40,000 residents and will boast one of the region’s most elegant shopping districts. It’s a mix-use residential, retail, entertainment, and cultural development second to none in the region.”
The board also reviewed the issues of on-site health and safety, environmental impact of the island, soil improvement and the Porto Arabia quay wall construction by subcontractor Six Construct.
Commented Khalil Sholy, UDC Managing Director: “It is important for the board of directors to get a real hands on perspective of the development work at The Pearl-Qatar. The visit demonstrates their commitment to the project and is a great opportunity to view some of the milestones we have crossed. For example we have recorded an excellent safety record of more than three million accident- free man hours, which is remarkable given the scale of the project.”