Press Release

The Third Japan-Qatar seminar on Infrastructure Project in Qatar
(Outline of Results)


1) Outline

     In the Joint Statement on strengthening of comprehensive partnership for the stability and prosperity between Japan and the State of Qatar which was adopted at the time of Prime Minister Abe’s visit to the State of Qatar, the Qatari side has appreciated the start of the discussion for the 3rd Seminar on Infrastructure following the 1st seminar in January, 2012 and the 2nd in February, 2013. 

     Toward FIFA World Cup 2022 in Doha, A number of Infrastructure development projects such as stadiums, metros and roads are planned by the government in Qatar. This Seminar aims to contribute to the success of the FIFA World Cup 2022 and further development of the State of Qatar, and to assist and encourage further business activities of the Japanese construction companies in Qatar.

     The Seminar, with approximately 130 attendees, began with opening remarks from several stakeholders. Japanese private companies introduced their technologies and achievements of their stadiums and railways, and Qatari side also had their presentations.

Ⅱ Date and Venue

  Date : 16th March 2014(Sun.) 8:30-12:00 

  Venue: Hotel Hilton Doha, Qatar

3) Principal Attendees


  H.E. Mr. Motoi Sasaki, Vice-Minister for Land, Infrastructure and Hokkaido Development, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Japan (MLIT)

  H.E. Shingo Tsuda, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the State of Qatar

  The Overseas Construction Association of Japan, Inc.

  Japanese construction companies and other private companies


  H.E. Mr. Abdullah Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah, President of Administrative Control and Transparency Authority

  H.E. Dr. Mohammed Saleh Al-Sada, Minister of Energy and Industry

  H.E. Engr. Saad Bin Ahmed Al-Muhannadi, CEO, Qatar Railway Company

  H.E. Mr. Akbar Abbas Al Baker, CEO, Qatar Airways

  Ministry of Municipality and Urban Planning, Ministry of Transportation, Public Work Authority, Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, Qatar Railway Company, Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (Kahramaa), Qatar Airways, etc

  Qatari construction companies and other private companies

4) Presentation

(Presentations from Qatari side)

  1) Overview of Organization, Procurement Process and Technical Programme Delivery by Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy

  2) Ashghal Infrastructure Programme Overview by Public Works Authority

  3) Qatar Rail Projects by Qatar Railways Company

  4) Kahramaa Infrastructure Projects by Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation (Kahramaa)

(Presentations from Japanese side)

  1) Obayashi's Latest Infrastructure Technologies by Obayashi Corporation

  2) Takenaka’s Engineering for Large-scale Domes and Stadiums by Takenaka Corporation

  3) TAISEI’s Recent Major Infrastructure Project & Stadium/Arena Expertise by Taisei Corporation

  4) Shimizu's“ecoBCP”: Approach towards Sustainable Society by Shimizu Corporation

  5) Mitsubishi's Railway Supply Record and Systems Integration by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.

Contact Information

Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, JAPANInternational Policy Division, Policy Bureau Mr. Shozui, Mr. Shitanda
TEL 03-5253-8111 (Extension 25215) Direct Phone 03-5253-8316 FAX 03-5253-1562