PM Visits Al Ruwais Port

HE Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khallifa Al Thani, Prime Minister and Interior Minister, visited Al Ruwais Port on Thursday morning.

HE the Prime Minister was briefed on the work progress of the port and the phases that have been completed. He also listened to explanations on the development plans for the facilities, harbors and births taking place in Al Thakhira, Al Khor and Al Wakrah ports.

HE the Prime Minister was accompanied by HE Jassim bin Saif Al Sulaiti, Minister of Transport and Communications, who is also Chairman of Mwani Qatar, as well as representatives of the senior management of Mwani Qatar.

Al Sulaiti said that the second phase of expansion of Al Ruwais Port, which was launched on Thursday, includes 156,000sqm of storage space and is a new addition to the port and will triple its capacity, where it is now able to receive and export about 20,000 containers per year compared to about 1,000 containers in previous years.

He explained that the new expansion will serve the port for the next 10 years as the infrastructure is being developed at the traditional fishing port, which is being expanded to add 300 berths for ships, and is expected to be ready in 2020 with all services needed for fishermen, stressing that the second phase of the expansion of Ruwais Port was a necessity, which made the port an economic zone with integrated storage areas and a market for the supply of goods is a pillar of the macro economy.

Source: Government of Qatar