Qatar to build new bazaar for second-hand goods


Qatar’s economy and commerce ministry has tendered a project to construct a new bazaar near its Barwa Village in the Southeastern Al Wakra region, a newspaper in the gas-rich Gulf country reported on Wednesday.

The Arabic language daily Al Raya said the ministry has started receiving bids for Souq Al Haraj (junk and second-hand items market) and that bidding will close on March 26.

It said a ‘logistics committee’ created by the ministry for the project stipulates that bidders must pay 10 million riyals ($3 million) insurance.

The committee has also published graphic designs for the project, which will also include service centres, restaurants and cafes, a mosque and a car park, it added.

“The project is located in a strategic area to meet the needs of residents by providing a comprehensive and integrated market with an advanced infrastructure,” the paper said without providing further details of the project.

Qatar already has a Souq Al Haraj in the capital Doha, selling a wide variety of second-hand items, including cars, watches, equipment, electronics and electrical appliances.


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