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Dredging completed, Doha Port ready to receive more cruise ships

The Ministry of Transport and Communications (MOTC) has completed the dredging works at Doha Port as part of its redevelopment project.

Up to 3.5mn cubic meters of material in the approach channel have been cleared and an extra berthing has been provided to accommodate more than one giant cruise ship.

MOTC aims to boost Doha Port's capacity to be able to receive the largest cruise ships in the future, helping to position the capital city among world's top cruise ship tourism destinations.

"Doha Port redevelopment works contribute to achieving the Qatar National Tourism Sector Strategy 2017-2023 that aims to place Qatar among world's best tourism locations, within the framework of the larger Qatar National Vision 2030," said Director of Technical Affairs in MOTC Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalid Al-Thani.


"Transforming Doha Port into a main hub for cruise ships in the region will generate significant economic returns to several key industries in Qatar like hotels, restaurants, retail and service sectors," he added. "Additionally, it's going to be one of Qatar's key landmarks during the FIFA World Cup 2022," he noted.

HE said that Doha Port will contribute to boosting Qatar's ranking as a favorite tourism destination in the region through receiving supersize cruise ships and providing all that is required to help bolster such a crucial industry, which, eventually, contributes to economic diversification. 

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