Issa al-Mohannadi, chief executive officer of Qatar’s Dohaland, has said the $5.5bn Musheireb urban development project is proceeding on schedule and is expected to be completed in 2016, Reuters has reported. The project to rebuild 35 hectares of downtown Doha is being constructed in five phases and will include hotels, retail space, residential, government and cultural buildings. Phase 1a is currently under construction, with contracts for phase 1b to be awarded early next year, likely in the first quarter, Al-Mohannadi said.