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Transportation in Qatar
 
 
 

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The modern road system in Qatar dates from 1967 and as of 2006, there were 7,790 km of roadways. Qatar has overland truck routes from Europe through Saudi Arabia via the Trans-Arabia Highway and road links with the United Arab Emirates and Oman. In 2003, there were 145,280 passenger cars and 75,000 commercial vehicles registered.

There are currently no railways in Qatar. In August 2008 Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment appointed Deutsche Bahn of Germany to plan a railway network in Qatar. On 22 November 2009 Deutsche Bahn and Qatari signed a contract to build high-speed railway lines and underground transport networks in Qatar and Bahrain. The contract creates a new company called Qatar Railways Development Company (QRDC). The planned metro lines within Greater Doha are for 354 km, and the planned national railway is for a total distance of 345 km. Construction of the metro, which was originally planned to start in the first quarter of 2010, is planned to begin in 2011 and be completed in 2022.

Qatar maintains modern deep water ports at Doha, Umm Said and Ras Laffan, where a tanker terminal is located. Qatar's National Navigation and Transport Co. enjoys a monopoly on arriving shipments. In 2010, the merchant fleet consisted of 28 vessels of 1,000 GRT or more.

In 2011, there were six airports, of which four had paved runways. Also in that same year, there was one heliport in operation. Doha International Airport is served by 20 international airlines. In 2001, 1,134,600 passengers were carried on scheduled domestic and international flights.

Overview

Airports : 6 (2012)
Airports - with paved runways : total: 4

over 3,047 m: 3

1,524 to 2,437 m: 1 (2012)
Airports - with unpaved runways : total: 2

914 to 1,523 m: 1

under 914 m: 1 (2012)
Heliports : 1 (2012)
Pipelines : condensate 145 km; condensate/gas 132 km; gas 980 km; liquid petroleum gas 90 km; oil 382 km (2010)
Roadways : total: 7,790 km (2006)
Merchant marine : total: 28

by type: bulk carrier 3, chemical tanker 2, container 13, liquefied gas 6, petroleum tanker 4

foreign-owned: 6 (Kuwait 6)

registered in other countries: 35 (Liberia 5, Marshall Islands 29, Panama 1) (2010)
Ports and terminals : Doha, Umm Said, Ras Laffan

 

 

 
 

 



 


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