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Ashghal inks QR 3.2bn contracts to develop infrastructure, roads projects

Ashghal inks QR 3.2bn contracts to develop infrastructure, roads projects

By QLNews

Under a mega plan to develop infrastructure of citizens’ sub-divisions and road projects across a number of areas in Qatar this year, the Public Works Authority, Ashghal, has signed seven new contracts worth QR3.2bn.  

A total of seven contracts have been signed with six awarded to Qatari companies while one signed with a Kuwaiti company.

Saad bin Ahmad Al Muhannadi, president of Ashghal, signed the contracts with officials of the respective companies.

Projects Affairs director at Ashghal, Youssef Al Emadi said the signing of these contracts were part of a plan to award projects worth QR17bn to serve 24,626 land plots. 

The contract for South of Al Meshaf is worth QR1.3bn. The development projects include three packages serving 993 land plots.

The projects will see construction of 119.8 kilometers of drainage networks, 55.7 kilometers of sewage networks, 26.3 kilometers of irrigation networks and 48.7 kilometers of road works.

The first contract included package one of South Al Meshaf project, which was awarded to the joint venture of Sacyr and MedGulf, worth almost QR 474 mn. This package will serve 119 land plots.

The third package of South Al Meshaf project was inked with the joint venture UrbaCon Trading & Contracting Co. and InfraRoad Trading & Contracting. It is expected to serve 404 land plots at a value of QR 394 mn.

While the fourth package was signed with Al-Sarh Holding Group with a value of QR 434 mn and will serve 470 plots.

Ashghal President also signed two other contracts for packages 3 and 5 of Al Ebb and Leabaib Project.

The first contract is awarded to Al Darwish Engineering Company with a total value of QR 718 mn to serve 1278 Plots with the second contract given to TriConstructCorporation valued at QR 395 mn to serve 819 plots.

The project will allow the development of the infrastructure in Al Ebb and Leabaib area, including the implementation of 63 kilometers of roads, 102 kilometers of drainage networks, 51 kilometers of sewage networks and 32 kilometers of irrigation networks. These are in addition to building 126km of pedestrian and cycling paths. 

A contract worth QR472mn for the development of B-Ring Road project was awarded to Al Jaber and Makhloof. It includes construction of 9.1km of roads and expansion of current road to three lanes in each direction. Six intersections will be developed, three roundabouts converted to signal-controlled intersections, and two pedestrian bridges with electric elevators built.

Phase one development of the road development project in South Doha was awarded to Al-Ghanim International Company for QR354mn. The project includes implementation of 9 kilometers of irrigation networks, 25 kilometers of drainage networks, 20 kilometers of roads as well as landscaping and lighting that will improve traffic safety in the area.

Ashghal president Al Muhannadi told the media that HE the Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani has given directives to prioritize citizens’ plot development projects and develop clear plans while keeping commencement and completion dates transparent, reported Gulf Times.

Ashghal's plan to award infrastructure projects of Citizens’ Sub-divisions during year 2019 was also announced on the occassion.

The plan will be implemented in several areas including Al Egda, Al Heedan, Al Khor, Al Kharaitiyat, Izghawa, Umm Slal Mohammed, South of Duhail and Umm Lekhba Areas, in addition to Al Ebb, Leabaib, Jeryan Nejaima, Rawdat Al Jihaniya, North of Ain Khaled, Semaisma, Al Sheehaniya, Al Mearad, South West of Muaither, Rawdat Egdaim, Al Meshaf, Mebaireek and East of Al Wajba areas.


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