The contract involves the construction of about eight kilometres of dual carriageway, a major tunnel and several interchanges. It is estimated to be worth QR 250 million-300 million ($55 million-82 million).

The contract represents the second package on the estimated $600 million airport development. Package 1, involving dredging and reclamation work, is close to being awarded by the ministry. The third and largest package, covering the new terminal building, is expected to be issued for bid by the end of the year (MEED 27:7:01; 27:2:01).

The consultant is the US’ Fentress, Bradburn & Associates, with Beirut-based Dar al-Handasah (Shair & Partners).