Woqod Tower, West Bay, Doha, 31/12/2014 -
Dearest representatives of local media,
Our esteemed and honored guests,
السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته
It is a pleasure and honor for me as a person and on behalf of the executive management of Qatar Fuel/WOQOD, to welcome you all in this friendly press meeting, where we will update you on WOQOD's current and future projects and its plan for the next five years 2015-2019. I will also be gladly available to respond to any questions or inquiries you might have regarding the activities of WOQOD in the various areas of marketing, transporting and storing Petroleum products, including jet fuels, technical inspection services (Fahes), Bitumen, LPG, Marine Services, Sidra retail stores, and projects outside Qatar.
First: Petrol Stations:
- Projects under Construction:
Works are currently in progress for the construction of 13 new stations in the areas of Al-Wakra, Al-Wajba, Al-Jmayliyyah, Al-Aqla [Lusail], Al-Thakhirah, Al-Qotayfah, Al-Mesahabiyah, Al-Shemal City, New Rayyan, Sodanthel, Fulayhah, Bin Derham, the New Hamad International Airport (HIA), in addition to WOQOD fuel station in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Some of these projects are almost complete, while others are still in the construction phase; however they are all expected to be inaugurated during the year 2015.
- Projects in the Design and Tendering Stages:
There are seven new stations in the following areas: Smeismah, Al-Thameid, Al-Thamamah [Al-Hadarmah], New Mesaimeer , the Educational City [Bani Hajar], the Educational City(North) and Umm Qarn. These projects are expected to be completed by the end of year 2016. WOQOD is also coordinating with the Educational City and Lusail City on the establishment of two new petrol stations in each location, in addition to new other stations in the Economic Xones, where discussions and coordination are currently underway.
- Projects yet to be Designated:
Meanwhile, WOQOD is also coordinating with the Ministry of Municipalities and Urban Planning for the completion of procedural requirements in the designation of 25 new locations that are suitable for the construction of WOQOD stations, with the aim of providing the best and most convenient and comprehensive coverage for the majority of the areas within the state of Qatar, with special emphasis on Doha City, Al-Madari Road, the East-North Road, and other highways.