Qatar’s Public Works Authority (Ashghal) has invited groups to submit bids for two road contracts in Doha.

The two projects involve carrying out road improvement works in the capital city. Both tenders have a submission date of 21 September.

The first project involves the construction of temporary and permanent roads, building future services ducts, street lighting works and water main works in Doha.

The second contract involves the construction of temporary and permanent roads in Zone 90 to 95 in Al-Wakrah municipality, which is located to the south of Doha.

Qatar is planning to invest $20bn on new roads and related drainage and infrastructure in the next five years.

The investment in the country’s transport infrastructure is being carried out to address congestion in Doha. The plans are also in line with the Qatar National Masterplan that expects the country’s population will grow to about 2.5 million in the coming years, from the current level of 1.3 million.

Ashghal recently received bids for contracts to build the estimated QR1bn ($274.7m) road network around the 2.7 million square-metre Barwa City real estate project in Doha. On 24 August the works authority received bids from contractors to build 22 kilometres of dual internal roads around the residential development (MEED 3:9:10).