High rents force engineering firms to pack & go
DOHA: Rising office rentals and competition from foreign rivals have forced many Qatari engineering consultancies to close shop, says the head of the local association of engineers.
Ahmad Jassem Al Jolo said yesterday that escalating rentals of office space and the general price rise were putting immense pressure on Qatari engineering consultancy firms.
The combined impact of rising prices and competition is too much for some local consultancies to bear.
The government, according to Al Jolo who heads Qatar Society of Engineers, should provide active support to local consultancies. “If nothing, they could be provided with affordable office space.”
*** If Engineers and other such highly paid staff are feeling the pinch just wondering how the other guys who get paid so little get by out here ***
Source: The Peninsula