Building of medical units 'vital for GCC economy'
DOHA, 15 days ago
The construction of more medical and healthcare facilities would greatly help the Gulf economy, according to a leading Qatari contractor.
The Gulf healthcare market is growing and there is a need for building more medical facilities designed to emphasise well-being and comfort, said a top official of Qatar-based UrbaCon Trading & Contracting.
"I always call for building more health facilities in the Gulf because this will help the economies in the Gulf countries by protecting the health sector as one of the main sources of the economic growth and strengthening the medical tourism," stated its CEO Moataz Al Khayyat while speaking at the recent Arab Health expo in Dubai.
UrbaCon Trading & Contracting has been involved in several huge projects over the last few years and has become one of the most respected building contractors in Qatar.
In addition to the Mall of Qatar, included among its projects are the Banana Island Resort, the Sheraton Doha Hotel and Convention Centre, and the Lekhwiya Stadium at Al Duhail.
UrbaCon is one of several companies owned by Al Khayat. These companies include general contracting, commercial and residential developments, building materials, various trading companies, hospitals and restaurants with operations in the Middle East.-TradeArabia News Service