Qatar Rail was recognized internationally on Saturday after the Doha Metro received the Chartered Institute of Highways &Transportation (CIHT) International Award 2020, which recognizes outstanding examples of highways and transportation infrastructure or services from outside the UK and Ireland.
The company said the project won after being shortlisted alongside mega projects in the USA, Africa, Asia, the Balkans. The established and long-running CIHT awards opened their doors to international projects for the first time last year making Qatar Rails Doha Metro the first project in the region to win this prestigious award.
A panel of impartial expert judges with a diversity of experience and opinion recognized Doha Metro's outstanding achievement by looking for excellence from the start of the project through to implementation and execution. In particular judged valued the State of Qatar clearly articulated vision for an integrated transport network and Qatar Rails well thought out planning and design, effective engagement and communication with stakeholders and successful delivery on performance measures.
With regard to the project infrastructure, the judged awarded the Doha Metro for its originality and innovation, for the use of environmental and sustainable practices, for the demonstrable employee and user safety standards and for the demonstrable benefits to the industry and society. The judges were also impressed with the quality of execution, with the architectural design and the use of materials and technologies, with the speediness of project delivery, and with the overall positive internal and external feedback, the project has received.
Since its inception, Qatar Rail has been the proud recipient of many awards celebrating its dedication to achieving the highest standards in architectural design, technology, safety, environment, and sustainability. This award is further affirmation from an esteemed jury of the true magnitude of its achievements and dedication to delivery at the highest international standards. The Doha Metro is a state-of-the-art, best in the class automated rail network. Doha metro forms the backbone of Qatar's integrated public transport system promoting the usage of the public transport systems in the country and a key ingredient in the accomplishment of the Qatar National Vision 2030. It is set to revolutionize the way people move around Doha and its suburbs. Sustainable design, construction, and operations have been incorporated throughout the metro network achieving industry-leading GSAS 5-Star and LEED Gold awards. This achievement complements previously awarded accreditation and it is a testament to Qatar Rail's ongoing commitment toward providing a world-class railway system in Qatar.
Founded in 1930, The Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation is a non-profit organization, UK based with internal affiliations. The Qatar Group, founded in January 2012 is the focus of CIHT in the Middle East Region. CIHT is the leading voice of the highways and transportation infrastructure profession. It is the prime source of advice for UK national and local government and other strategic stakeholders when seeking technical expertise and knowledge to guide future policy and investment. The Institution is the natural home for all people working in transport infrastructure who are seeking education, professional qualifications, and technical guidance.
Source: Qatar News Agency
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