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M'sian builders eye a slice of projects worth US$160b in Qatar

KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 28): Malaysian building and construction sector companies are eyeing a slice of the US$160 billion (RM481.6 billion) worth of projects in Qatar through their participation in the upcoming Malaysia Services Exhibition (MSE 2012) there.

The multi-billion dollar construction and infrastructure projects will be required as Qatar is hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Organised for the fifth consecutive year by the Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (Matrade), the MSE 2012 will take place at the Doha Exhibition Centre (DEC) from April 30-May 3.

It will be held concurrently with the 9th International Construction Technology and Building Materials Exhibition, said Matrade in a statement on Tuesday.

"Our companies are ready to bid for projects in Qatar which is in the midst of an infrastructure boom," its deputy chief executive officer Datuk Mohamad Kamarudin Hassan said.

He added that the MSE 2012 will as such showcase the strength of Malaysian companies in the construction, building materials and ICT sectors, as well as service providers in environmental management.

"While many foreign companies will also be bidding for Qatar’s World Cup projects, Matrade has confidence in Malaysian entities, based on their proven track record of having constructed and delivered highly complex infrastructure projects within the region," Mohamad Kamarudin said. — Bernama

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