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Posted On: 25 December 2019 09:25 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:21 pm

Sharq Crossing project to start in third quarter of 2020

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As per directives of H. E. Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, the Public Works Authority ‘Ashghal’ invited local companies to attend a briefing session on the launch of Sharq Crossing project with the aim of forming alliances with international companies to implement the vital project.

The session included a presentation on the project details and the timetable for launching the project and its implementation to start their preparations and submit their requests to tender through forming a partnership and alliance between local and international companies.

On this occasion, H.E Dr. Eng. Saad bin Ahmed Al Muhannadi, President of Ashghal “we trust local contractors and their ability to form an alliance to implement this project with the required quality and time, as this is the first of its kind in Qatar, which will cause a qualitative shift in traffic.

Engineer Yousef Al-Emadi, Projects Affairs Director, confirmed that the contractors were invited to enter and compete for the Sharq Crossing project and to define the required schedule for the project where local companies are to form an alliance with international companies and provide a list of those alliances in mid-January to start offering the project to tender in February, the project starts implementation in the third quarter of 2020.

The Sharq Crossing is considered one of the most important infrastructure projects in Qatar and is considered a strategic hub for the main roads in the country, as it consists of bridges that connect to each other through a water tunnel with a total length of 12 km above sea level, linking Ras Bu Abboud Street and the West Bay area.

Sharq Crossing will also serve many vital areas, including the 2022 World Cup stadiums, such as the Ras Bu Abboud stadium and Lusail stadium.

With the completion of the project, road pioneers from Ras Bu Abboud will be able to reach the West Bay in about seven minutes.

While Katara is another important link between Ras Bu Abboud and the cultural village, making it easy to reach Katara and Lusail.

The project also contains construction elements, which include the implementation of bridges and roads with lateral inclinations, in addition to a water tunnel up to 1 km in length to ensure the continuity of the navigation movement of ships in a smooth manner without hindering the passage of ships over the tunnel.

Source: Ashghal press release