According to news reports, Qatar has become the second most attractive market in the world and the country´s construction projects are currently estimated at more than $280 billion. While infrastructure-related construction projects are worth $103.4 billion and energy-related $40.3 billion. Meanwhile, preparations are on for Project Qatar, the 12th International Construction Technology & Building Materials Exhibition to be held at the Qatar National Convention Centre from May 4 to 7. Investments in Qatar have soared as interest in the construction market rose due to the preparations for the 2022 FIFA World Cup and the Qatar National Vision 2030, according to the Project Director Rawad Sleem. According to Sleem, the global construction equipment market would hit $145.5 billion by 2015.