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Qatar revokes engineering licenses of nine firms

87 violations were also detected across the Qatar's engineering consulting sector

Qatar revokes engineering licenses of nine firms
Authorities reportedly recorded 87 construction violations this year.

Qatar's government has reportedly revoked the licenses of at least nine engineering firms this year.

Furthermore, 87 violations were also detected across the country's engineering consulting sector. 

Authorities said numerous complaints were registered against those nine unnamed consultancies, and investigations found the complaints to be genuine.

Errant firms include A-grade consultancies, as well as those whose engineers are not registered with authorities.

A committee at the Ministry of Municipality and Environment licenses engineers and engineering consultancies.

Members of this committee carry out inspection drives in a bid to clamp down on violations at construction sites and consultancy offices.

The committee's chief, Khalid Al Sadd, said violations this year include absent engineers at construction sites, non-registration of engineers with the committee, and flouting of rules on specialisation of engineers.

Up to 800 engineers, mostly from construction consultancies, applied to register with the committee this January, Al Sadd said, according to The Peninsula.

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