Jahiz 2 - An Initiative to Offer Complete and Ready Facilities “Workshops”
In order to bring down barriers to entry in many high tech, innovative and eco-friendly sectors, QDB has launched an initiative to offer 14 plots of facilities to Qatari SME business owners and entrepreneurs who wish to start a manufacturing of food and beverage business in Qatar. This is in line with its efforts to accelerate the development of Qatar’s private sector and help diversify the local economy.
The plots will be provided on a lease basis to innovative and ambitious industrial projects in the food and beverage sector.
This unique project will provide applicants with a chance to lease plots in the industrial area (small and medium scale industrial estate (SMSIA)).  Total facility “workshop” built-up area is 2,230 sqm (ground floor area 1,784 sqm and mezzanine floor “administrative offices” 446 sqm). All facilities will be leased at a competitive rate of 5 QR / sqm per month.
In addition, QDB will assist applicants with starting a manufacturing business by providing comprehensive start-up business solutions including; consultations, business plans, feasibility studies and applications to lease the industrial facilities.
Projects that involve innovative, environment-friendly products will be given priority in the selection process as per national development diversification priorities.
There will be an initial assessment process to determine if the proposed projects meet the minimum requirements. Successful projects will then go through a second comprehensive vetting process to determine if the application meets the technical requirements. Next, QDB will select the shortlisted candidates to be met by QDB officials for the final selection. Later on, winners will be notified in writing.
Applications are accepted from 15th February 2016 to 15th September 2016 at 2:00pm (Application re-opened until 6th of October for applicants who applied before 15th of September).
Please note that any projects have to be in line with the requirements of the ministry of energy & industry’s the small and medium industrial estate (SMSIA).
For more information about our industrial facilities lease services, please check the FAQs, or contact us at 4430 0000 or send us an email to: jahiz2@qdb.qa

(Application re-opened until 6th of October for applicants who applied before 15th of September)
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