The Public Works Authority (Ashghal) announced the launch of ten key road projects in the outskirts of Doha.
The multi-million riyal projects are aimed at developing an integrated road network system in Wakrah, Shamal, Dhaayin municipal area and the western parts of Qatar.
Ashghal has already started the QR200m worth project to improve the road network in southern and northern parts of Wakrah. Launched in September 2007, the work is expected to be completed by December 2009, Mohammed Jamal Al Khazandra, head of road project department, Ashghal told an Arabic daily.
Another QR22m project has been launched to develop streets in the newly developed residential areas. The project will be completed before November 2008. Ashghal’s Wakrah project also includes development of temporary roads. The QR7m project will be over by February 2009.
Five major road projects are fast progressing in Shamal. They include the Mohammed bin Jassem Street in Umm Salal and the Barzaan Street project. The QR40m Umm Salal project will be completed by September 2008. The project value of Barzan Street is QR33m. Ashghal is also working on a number of temporary roads in Al Dhaayin municipal area. Al Khariyat, UMM Salal Ali and Umm Salal Muhammed are other areas where Ashghal announced QR13m road network projects.
To provide a better service road at the newly emerged residential areas in Al Khor and Dhakira, Ashghal is working on a separate QR12m road network project. This project will be completed in February 2009.
To develop the Western part of Qatar, Ashghal has launched a QR20m road network project in Dhukhan. Another QR8m project off Salwa road for the benefit of villagers living there.
A major project of Ashghal’s, the Industrial area Intersection Project, will be completed by the end of this year. The QR627m project will cover 6km linking Salwa road, East Industrial road and Al Furousiya Street. The four directions of the Interchange include a 600 metres long three-lane underpass that links East Industrial Road and Al Furousiyya Street, a roundabout at ground level with three tracks to streamline traffic to all directions and a dual carriage bridge on Salwa road to connect roads towards Doha (East) and Abu Samra(West).
I still think that things could move faster...
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