Mr. Moataz Al Khayyat of UrbaCon Contracting and Trading comments on the relationship between the rise in the volume of tourists visiting the Arab Gulf and the increasing need for green ecofriendly construction projects.
Doha, Qatar, May 04, 2015 –(PR.com)– Taking a break out in the Persian Gulf region has never been more attractive with the ever increasing choice of high-end ecofriendly holiday resorts, shopping centres, residential-business complexes along with a variety of multinational restaurants catering for all. The growth of tourism is reflected in the rapid pace in which projects are being developed in the major cities such as Dubai (UAE) and Doha (Qatar).
According to the World Tourism Organization, tourism in the Arab region grew in 2014 by two percent as a result of increased traffic in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and indicates revenues from tourism in the Gulf region went up by as much as 10.4 per cent in the year 2015. The increase in the number of visitors creates a need for construction of new real estate and growth of the service industry.
Executive Director Mr. Mohamed Moataz Al Khayyat also known by the name Moutaz Al Khayat, at UrbaCon Construction & Trading, understands the importance of these changes, and has taken the initiative to mobilize tourism in the Middle East. Al Khayyat who reported that “Qataris moving strongly towards the implementation of green real estate projects, which reduces both the negative impacts of buildings on the environment as well as the construction operating costs,” has encouraged a more educated workforce and an increase of ecofriendly building materials.
The choices for tourist visiting major cities in the Middle East is continuously increasing including such projects-in-development as Lusail City, a futuristic, planned city estimated to cost $45 Billion USD with modern artistic architectural elements—a model urban community in the Gulf region which is also scheduled to build the Lusail Iconic Stadium, where the finals of the World Cup will be played in 2022.
Moutaz Al Khayyat’s portfolio of construction projects:
Mr Moataz Al Khayyat’s company has some 20 construction projects underway in the Doha region in Qatar, with a total workforce of about 10,000 workers. KCT recently launched the Al Khayyat Academy for Training, a facility to train construction tradesmen and unskilled laborers, as well as foremen and supervisors in 10 trades.
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UCC is one of more than 45 companies owned by CEO Mr. Moataz Al Khayyat. The companies include general contracting, commercial and residential developments, building materials, various trading companies, hospitals and restaurants with operations in Syria, Morocco and Qatar. After the start of the Syrian revolution in 2011, Moataz Al Khayyat joined the Syrian opposition and because of that decision, the regime confiscated all his assets in Syria as well as his family’s assets. Mr. Al Khayyat now operates his enterprises from Qatar. He is committed to fostering and supporting humanitarian efforts in the Near East.
Al Khayyat Contracting and Trading: www.khayyat-qa.com
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