The best international standards will be followed in building the 30,000 residential units at the West End Park, Century 21 Qatar chairman Mana Ibrahim al-Mana said.
At a press conference, al-Mana said that the housing units will provide comfort and good living conditions to low income workers in the country.
He said the residential units will also serve as "good housing models" for other developers, lamenting that many of the old accommodations for laborers were substandard and "unconditioned."
Located on the eastern side of the Industrial Area, the project is expected to decongest Doha and ease traffic on its busy roads.
"The concentration will not be in one area. That is why we are taking the workers out to give them the right environment," said al-Mana, who cited the location's accessibility to public transport like taxis and buses.
Many motorists will now be given options like taking the main road from the project's location. It is only about 15 minutes drive from the new Hamad International Airport.
Echoing the statements of the chairman, senior project consultant Ahmed al-Shaer said one residential unit may have two to three rooms depending on the layout.
"There will be units that look like studios which can accommodate three to four persons. Each person will have his own bed, his own desk, and own closets," he said.
The contracts for managing the various facilities and centres at the West End Park were signed yesterday. Qatar Property Management, through Century 21, formally signed the contracts with its partner companies at the InterContinental Doha.
Grand Mall Co will handle operations of the hypermarket while Qatar Bahrain International Cinema will manage the four cinema theatres. Each cinema, which can house 500 people, will start operating during the Eid al-Fitr. Besides other features, it also has ticketing counters and refreshment areas on the ground floor.
Doha Health Care Group will run the Atlas Clinic Centre where residents and visitors of West End Park could avail themselves of various medical services.
Meanwhile, Green Facilities Management (GFM) will take care of all the services contract and maintenance.
GFM, which handles various projects, wants to become a leading recycling firm in Qatar.
Al-Mana said that some 430,000 residents would benefit from the opening of the hypermarket, shops, bazaars, and restaurants which offer goods at reasonable prices.
He earlier said that West End Park, once fully operational, would become a tourist destination where visitors could experience "a taste of Asia in Qatar." It is expected to be completed by the end of 2014.
It was earlier reported that the project would be finished in four stages: the first phase includes the 10,000sq m hypermarket, a clinic, and banks; the second includes a shopping centre; the third the Sports Zone and the fourth the residential area.