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Posted On: 19 April 2020 08:02 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:22 pm

Ashghal completes roads and infrastructure works for worker accommodation complex in West Umm Slal

Khadiza Begum
Khadiza Begum
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The Public Works Authority ‘Ashghal’ announced the completion of the roads and infrastructure works for Integrated Workers Complex (IWAC) in West Umm Slal (Bu Garn), and opening the roads to traffic. The main purpose of the project is to serve the needs of the workers accommodation and the logistic city in the area and to connect them with the existing road network. These facilities are expected to serve 31,000 workers.

Eng. Hamad Al-Badr. Project Engineer at Ashghal’s Roads Projects Department, said: "As part of Ashghal’s efforts to serve the workers accommodation facilities, and to ensure a safe, healthy living environment in their communities, a road network was constructed at the West of Umm Slal, around the workers accommodation, to facilitate traffic access to these facilities and to provide it with drainage network."

Eng. Al-Badr also added: "Ashghal accelerated the work progress, which helped to complete the works on time, in conjunction with the allocation of one of the accommodation facilities to serve as a temporary quarantine facility, and is expected to accommodate around 4000 workers during quarantine. Therefore, Ashghal expedited the commissioning of the drainage network in order to discharge the sewage flows from this area to the existing plant in Doha North, which is about 10 km far from the project area, until the foul sewer pump station is finally constructed and commissioned under this project, with a daily capacity of 6500 m3/day. Once completed the station will cater for the current and future needs of the particular area. Construction works for the station are scheduled for completion in the 3rd quarter of 2020."

It is worth noting that the project’s completed works involve the construction of 11 km of roads, 12-km long sewerage network, a 5.9-km long electricity network, surface water drainage network (4.3 km in length), and a TSE network (4 km). The scope of works also involved providing street lighting, with the installation of 324 lighting poles, road markings, road signage, among other road elements that will improve traffic safety on the recently developed roads. In addition, two bus parking areas will be upgraded for labor transportation, at a total capacity of 550 buses.