Al Dhakhira gets first model commercial complex
The country’s first model commercial complex is ready in Al Dhakhira. The complex houses a number of outlets such as a provision store, laundry, tailoring and barber shops, beauty salon, butchery, restaurant and cafeteria, all that can be generally found in a residential locality. All shops in the Al Dhakhira service complex were sold out to Qatari bidders through a raffle, supervised by the Ministry of Municipality and Urban Planning, said a report in Peninsula.
This complex is part of an initiative by municipal authorities to shift small commercial establishments from lanes and by lanes around housing localities and bring them under one roof, in the commercial complexes that will be built in each residential area. The service complex project is progressing at a slower rate than what was scheduled because of which the Ministry of Business and Trade has extended the licenses of these stores until July 2014.
It is said that further on Al Meera Consumer Goods chain might take over the responsibility to develop these service complexes.