The number of Qatari women engineers has increased in the past few years, and they now account for more than 20 percent of all engineers in the country. In this context, and with the goal of highlighting women’s work in the construction sector, Qatar Green Building Council (QGBC), in collaboration with Qatar University (QU), hosted a workshop in Doha yesterday.
Figures provide a glimpse of the role women play in the construction sector in Qatar. In 2011, the number of workers in this field was 500,000, of which 2,800 were women, according to Qatar Statistics Authority. While all the labourers were expatriates, a total of 143 Qatari men and women were working in the construction sector.
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