New Port Project
On 19 June 2007 His Highness Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani, Emir of the State of Qatar, issued Emiri Decree No. 37, setting forth the creation of one of the world's largest greenfield port developments. Strategically located south of Doha, the QAR 27 Billion (USD 7.4 Billion) megaproject, which includes a new port, a new base for the Qatar Emiri Naval Forces and the Qatar Economic Zone 3, will span a 26.5 square kilometer area.
Qatar Television has produced a documentary featuring the NPP project in its construction phase. The documentary follows the project team around the busy site where they must carefully balance the often dangerous blasting and heavy excavation work with concerns for the safety of more than 3000 workers as well as the environmental impact of the port.
In collaboration with Al Jazeera Documentary Channel the New Port Project is producing a documentary that will provide a behind the scenes look at the New Port megaproject by introducing many of the individuals diligently working to responsibly transform 26.5 square kilometers of sand into one of the world's largest Greenfield port developments.