Reclamation work on The Pearl-Qatar, the $2.5bn man-made island being built offshore Doha, is running ahead of schedule, The Pearl-Qatar said Sunday.
The first phase of reclamation work, which started in April 2004, is due for completion this month with some four million cubic metres of sand having been lifted and 1.7 square kilometres of land being reclaimed, The Peninsula reported.
Qatar Dredging Company was awarded the 21-month contract to reclaim 998 acres of land which will make up the Pearl-Qatar.
The Pearl-Qatar is being reclaimed to 2.5 metres above sea level and in all, some 14 million cubic metres of sand being lifted for the project.
The first phase of the marina is due for completion in late 2006 when the first investors are due to take up residency on this Riviera-style island.
In all, about 30,000 residents are expected to live on The Pearl-Qatar island retreat. (menareport.com)
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