WASHINGTON, April 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- With Herculean strength, Mohamed Moataz Al-Khayyat has been rapidly changing the face of Qatar by turning the world's richest country per capita into a priceless jewel of the Middle East. In just a few years, he has emerged on the international scene as a leader in the construction industry with his plans for this small, natural-gas-rich country.
According to Engineering News-Record, his Doha-based company, UrbaCon Contracting & Trading (UCC), ranked last year among the top 250 global contractors in the world. To accommodate his many building projects, he's increased his workforce from 1,000 to 12,000 employees.
His national vision for Qatar to utilize only eco-friendly standards in construction has helped stimulate UCC's rapid growth. By concentrating only on developing green projects, his company will reduce operating costs and minimize the negative impact of construction in the area. His soon-to-be completed billion-dollar Mall of Qatar, when it opens in 2015, is expected to be one of the largest, most spectacular, eco-friendly shopping malls in the world, and it will service an estimated 20 million customers a year, offering visitors everything including luxury shops, fashionable eateries, a family entertainment center, and a five-star hotel. Designed to define how life should be lived, the Mall of Qatar will be a complete living concept – a mix of business, residential, schools, leisure activities, and more.
Hundreds of other projects that Al-Khayyat has completed and is planning to complete in the near future reflect a similar ambitious vision for the country. They include palaces, football stadiums, resorts, underground car parks, the Banana Island Resort, and the Sheraton Doha Hotel and Convention Center. Each one has been conceived with the flare and originality that will complement the new look Qatar wants to project for the Olympics during the FIFA World Cup in 2022.
What is Al-Khayyat's secret to his rapid and conspicuous success? He sums it up simply, "I have a commitment to building projects in a safe and timely manner that are compliant with international quality standards. But most importantly, I am driven by my golden rule: To build client trust with honest, hard work, and attention to quality detail that will guarantee lasting beauty."
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