Work to stop for Asian Games

DOHA — Contractors and developers with projects in the West Bay area of Doha are being asked to stop work between November 27 and December 16 so as not to cause noise pollution or inconvenience to the thousands of visitors who will be in town for the 15th Asian Games, Doha 2006.

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Published: Sun 27 Aug 2006, 8:55 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 1:02 PM

Speaking exclusively to Khaleej Times, the Director General of the Doha Asian Game Organising Committee, DAGOC, Abdulla Khalid Al Qahtani said: "It's very difficult to put the whole nation on 'hold' for the Asian Games, and we have a lot of non-Games-related development going on, projects that will come to completion in perhaps two years. However, last week I sent a letter to the huge number of investors in the West Bay area — there is a vast number there — and told them about our plans, our customers, their behaviour in terms of sleeping, working, and their expectations. We told the developers and constructors that it will help us if they can cease their operations from the November 27 to the December 16 (the day after the Games finish).

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