来源：World Maritime News 2019-06-25
翻译：国际海事信息网 王雅媛 张运鸿
卡塔尔交通和通信部（Ministry of Transport and Communications，简称MOTC）称，最新阶段包括在引航道疏浚近350万立方米的物料。
卡塔尔MOTC的技术事务主任Sheikh Mohamed bin Khalid Al Thani说：”将多哈港口改造成该地区邮轮的主要枢纽，将为卡塔尔的几个关键行业带来可观的经济回报。“
Doha Port Expands Berthing Space, Completes Dredging
Doha Port has completed another step as part of its redevelopment project that would allow the port to welcome bigger ships.
According to Qatar’s Ministry of Transport and Communications (MOTC), the latest phase included dredging of up to 3.5 million cubic meters of material in the approach channel.
Additionally, the officials said that extra berthing space has been provided with the aim to accommodate more than one giant cruise ship.
MOTC said that it aims to boost Doha Port’s capacity to be able to receive the largest cruise ships in the future, helping to position the city among world’s top cruise ship tourism destinations.
“Transforming Doha Port into a main hub for cruise ships in the region will generate significant economic returns to several key industries in Qatar,” said Sheikh Mohamed bin Khalid Al Thani, Director of Technical Affairs, MOTC.
He added that the port would contribute to boosting Qatar’s ranking as a favorite tourism destination in the region through receiving supersize cruise ships.