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Posted On: 22 January 2020 09:57 am

Ashghal signs 10 new contracts for infrastructure projects

Sumaica Asad
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The Public Works Authority 'Ashghal' on Tuesday signed 10 new construction contracts for Infrastructure Development projects of Citizens' Sub-Divisions at a total value of around QR 4 billion, to serve more than 8,400 land plot in 10 areas around the country. The contracts were signed in the presence of President of the Public Works Authority Dr Eng Saad bin Ahmad Al Muhannadi, a number of Central Municipal Council members, Ashghal officials and representatives the companies.

On this occasion, President of Ashghal Dr Eng Saad bin Ahmad Al Muhannadi said that based on the directives of H.E. the Prime Minister and the Minister of Interior Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al-Thani, the Infrastructure projects of Citizens' Sub-divisions are considered a top priority. He added, "Today's contracts are signed with a total value of approximately QR 4 billion to serve more than 8,400 residential plots in 10 areas, and this is considered a first step in Ashghal's plan for 2020 to develop the citizens' sub-divisions throughout the country, as more projects will be awarded to covered additional areas in the country."

He said: "We are pleased that all ten contracts have been awarded to Qatari companies and we are confident that the Qatari contractor is able to implement these projects." He pointed out that the authority implemented new initiatives in coordination with contractors that would accelerate the pace of implementation and deliver projects on time, in addition to reducing the inconvenience caused by infrastructure works within residential areas."

Projects Affairs Director at Ashghal Eng. Yousef Al Emadi, added that the signing of contracts today comes as a continuation of the plan developed by the authority this year to provide advanced roads and infrastructure for citizens sub-divisions in different areas. The new projects cover 10 areas distributed over the north, south and west of the country, including Al Ebb and Leabaib, Jeryan Nejaima, south of Al Duhail, Umm Lekhba, Al Mearad, Al Meshaf south and others.

For his part, Roads Projects Department Manager at Ashghal Eng. Saoud Al Tamimi, noted that the Public Works Authority is currently working on completing 22 infrastructure projects for citizens sub-divisions which are under implementation, at a total cost of QR 9 billion and 550 milion, to serve 11 areas. These areas include Al Foroush, Al Kharaitiyat, Rawdat Egdaim, Izghawa, Al Wukair South, Al Shamal, Al Mearad and Southwest of Muaither, Al Mashaf South, Al Ebb and Leabaib and others. These projects cover approximately 20,728 residential plots.

Dr Eng Saad bin Ahmad Al-Muhannadi signed the new contracts for Infrastructure Development projects in Citizens Sub-Divisions with representatives of the awarded companies at a total cost of approximately QR 4 billion.

The ten projects signed are planned to commence during the first quarter of 2020, and upon completion they will provide advanced roads and infrastructure including the provision of a total of 223 km of roads, 325 km of pedestrian and bicycle paths, more than 20,000 parking lots, about 192 km of sewage networks, 305 km of stormwater and groundwater drainage networks, and 142 km of TSE networks.

Source: QNA
Image credit: Ashghal