Accidental fire broke out on April 2
Construction work on the Mall of Qatar has resumed after a fire broke out on April 2, the contractor said.
The blaze, which the contractor said was accidental, prompted the safe evacuation of 14,000 workers on site and staff from adjacent buildings.
The fire was successfully put out and there were no casualties, the statement said. Civil defence, traffic authorities, police and internal security forces were deployed.
“We are thankful that no one was harmed and our priority right now is to continue construction work and carry on with retail fit outs within the mall. We would like to express our gratitude to the authorities for their immediate and professional support to ensure the safety of everyone on the site and to contain the fire,” said Kharbat.
“UCC has a comprehensive operations risk plan that gets reviewed regularly and also implements stringent safety precautions on a daily basis, this was expertly put into action during this incident,” he added.
The cause of the fire is still unknown and an investigation is underway by authorities.
Mall of Qatar will be the nation’s largest mall when complete, with over 500 stores, including over 100 food and beverage outlets.