Ashghal allots a mammoth QR18.8bn towards the completion of projects for 2019
Qatar has been going full steam ahead to improve and modernise the road network in the country, and it has been showing excellent results.
HE Dr. Eng. Saad bin Ahmad Al-Muhannadi, President of #Ashghal, delivers the opening speech in the industry briefing on upcoming infrastructure projects in new and existing sub-divisions pic.twitter.com/htyOcbWYta— هيئة الأشغال العامة (@AshghalQatar) March 6, 2019
With the 2022 FIFA World Cup less than four years away, there is a new urgency in the way things are being done in Qatar.
Qatar’s Public Works Authority (Ashghal) announced that it had earmarked QR18.8bn for 55 new roads and infrastructure projects for the year 2019, reported Gulf Times.
This amount will be utilised for projects in both new and existing subdivisions, said Ashghal president Dr Saad bin Ahmad Al Muhannadi, during a seminar in Doha yesterday.
#Ashghal organised today 6 March, the 3rd Industry Briefing on its current &upcoming infrastructure projects in new and existing Subdivisions. H.E. Dr. Eng. Saad bin Ahmad Al-Muhannadi, President ‘Ashghal’, attended with a number of directors and managershttps://t.co/g2lAWWUNgb pic.twitter.com/Dfh2hpI6kx— هيئة الأشغال العامة (@AshghalQatar) March 6, 2019
He announced during the ‘Third Industry Briefing on Ashghal’s Current and Upcoming Infrastructure Projects in New and Existing Subdivisions.’ He was speaking to construction industry stakeholders and other companies.
Companies related to construction industry attended the event including contractors, suppliers, manufacturers, consultants & individuals from gov. & non-gov. institutions who are interested in #Ashghal plans for 2019 in respect of local roads & infrastructure projects #Qatar pic.twitter.com/EsA609wcnk— هيئة الأشغال العامة (@AshghalQatar) March 6, 2019
During the seminar, Ashghal presented more details on local roads and drainage projects that will be tendered during 2019, in addition to projects that are currently under construction, reported Qatar Tribune.
#Ashghal President: We thank His Excellency the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior for his unlimited support and giving priority to the infrastructure projects of the new and existing subdivisions. #Qatar pic.twitter.com/WgOLoMBwxw— هيئة الأشغال العامة (@AshghalQatar) March 6, 2019
The Ashghal president also referred to benefits of revisiting the contracts, which emphasised the importance of community outreach to reduce the construction impact on the daily lives of the public and the surrounding environment and increase public awareness.
#Ashghal President: Authority’s 2019 plan for roads & infrastructure projects includes 55 new projects with 18.8 Bn QAR, in accordance with the directions of H.E. to focus on the infrastructure projects of the subdivisions & to complete them with the required time & quality— هيئة الأشغال العامة (@AshghalQatar) March 6, 2019
Saoud Al Tamimi, Roads Projects Department Manager, said Ashghal’s infrastructure and road project plans for 2019 included 32 projects, which are planned to be implemented in the existing and new subdivisions with a total budget of QR15.8bn.
Another 23 projects for developing local roads will be undertaken with a budget of QR3 billion.
#Ashghal President highlighted benefits of revisiting contracts which emphasized importance of community outreach to reduce construction impact on daily lives of public. He stressed on authority's keenness on transparency with contractors & informing them of future projects plans— هيئة الأشغال العامة (@AshghalQatar) March 6, 2019
He said Ashghal is currently implementing 14 projects serving about 16,000 subdivisions in 10 areas including south Al Wukair, Al Kharaitiyat, Izghawa, Al Ebb, Leabaib, Al Foroush, north Al Nasiriyah, west Al Mashaf and Muaither, with a budget of QR 6.5bn.
Eng. Saoud Al Tamimi, Roads Projects Dpt. Mgr. at #Ashghal: Ashghal’s 2019 infrastructure & road project plans include 32 projects planned to be implemented in the existing & new subdivisions with 15.8 Bn QAR, and 23 projects for developing local roads with QR 3 Bn pic.twitter.com/kiUQCUFB3t— هيئة الأشغال العامة (@AshghalQatar) March 6, 2019
Ashghal delivered 15 projects in 2017-2018 in 11 residential areas, including Al Wakra West, Rawdat Al Hamama, Al Mashaf East, and Al Wukair North in addition to road and drainage projects that ultimately intended to serve residents.
Eng. Ahmad Ali Al Ansari, Technical Office Manager at #Ashghal: Ashghal projects is giving priority to locally manufactured products. 104 companies have already been accredited through a Ta’heel initiative, providing 141 certified & locally manufactured products pic.twitter.com/Oe6nRZIKbi— هيئة الأشغال العامة (@AshghalQatar) March 6, 2019
The seminar included honouring some distinctive contractors. Certificates were awarded to 7 companies for their outstanding performance in the safety field, & 5 companies were awarded certificates of recognition for their excellence in implementing the new contract enhancements pic.twitter.com/ifw4e4CLbe— هيئة الأشغال العامة (@AshghalQatar) March 6, 2019