Qatar has faced heavy criticism for the working conditions of its migrant labourers, especially in light of the approach of the FIFA World Cup. One of the greater points of critique has been the government's refusal to publish statistics about the health of its migrant workers.
G-Ring Road opened on Saturday with the promise of easing traffic by a large margin, but commuters on Al –Wakra road faced a traffic pile up at the beginning of the week due to a diversion that was placed there, that created something of a social media storm.
In accordance with the 2017-2022 National Health Strategy, Qatar aims to achieve immunization coverage of 100 percent in the country over the next six years. The new strategy is being launched next week with an eye to the control of communicable diseases, with nine central goals.
Yesterday, as the first phase of the five-year National Programme for Conservation and Energy Efficiency (Tarsheed) concluded, it was announced that Qatar has managed to reduce 18% of its electricity consumption, and 20% of its water usage.
Qatar Rail has announced that the up and coming Doha Metro will have the fastest driverless trains in the region, and some of the fastest in the world, with the capacity to reach up to 100 km per hour.