Barwa Al Baraha

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Barwa Al Baraha at night.
Barwa Al Baraha at night.

Barwa Al Baraha, also called Workers City or Barwa Village, is a residential area for laborers in the Al Wakrah Municipality in Qatar. The project aims to provide a reasonable standard of living as defined by the new Human Rights Legislation.[1]

Project[edit]

The Barwa Al Baraha is built by Qatari contracting agency Barwa. Its budget was around $1.1 billion and the construction took place in Al Wakrah. Phase one of the project (truck park) was set to be completed at the end of 2008, whereas the project itself had an initial deadline of mid-2010.[2] The deadline was met and the project was announced to be completed in 2010.[3]

Facilities[edit]

Phase 1: Truck park[edit]

The truck park has a holding capacity of 4,200 truck. The Barwa Al Baraha truck park is the largest in the world, with advanced security equipment.[4]

Phase 2: Residential area[edit]

Along with 4.25 square meters of living space per person, the residential project provides parks, recreational areas, malls, and shops for labourers. It was planned to host up to 50,000 labourers on 1.8 square kilometres.[5] This phase entailed the construction of 64 four floors buildings, each having around 130 rooms able to host up to 6 labourers.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Qatar: National Human Rights Committee Support Expats". The Peninsula via iLoveQatar.net. 2008-06-18. Archived from the original on 2009-04-13. Retrieved 2008-08-04. 
  2. ^ Bowman, D (2008-03-02). "Qatar to build $1.1bn labourer city". ArabianBusiness.com. Dubai: ITP Digital Publishing. Retrieved 2008-03-25. 
  3. ^ "Barwa Village". Barwa. Retrieved 6 August 2015. 
  4. ^ "BARWA Al Baraha Opens the First of its Kind Truck Park in Qatar and the Middle East and the Largest in the World". Zawyaa. 7 January 2009. Archived from the original on 19 October 2012. 
  5. ^ a b Dylan Bowman (2 March 2008). "Qatar to build $1.1bn labourer city". Arabian Business. Retrieved 6 August 2015. 

Coordinates: 25°09′47″N 51°29′10″E / 25.163154°N 51.486118°E / 25.163154; 51.486118