Qatar’s Public Works Authority (Ashghal) has given a second extension to the deadline for bids to build the estimated $164m road network around Barwa City in Doha. Contractors now have until 17 August to bid on the scheme.

The original deadline for submission of bids was 8 June, which was then extended to 20 July (MEED 3:6:10).  

Barwa’s peripheral roads are part of Ashghal’s announcement in June this year to invest $20bn on roads and infrastructure by 2015.

The 2.7 million square-metre Barwa City was designed by US-based Aecom and will include accommodation for 20,000 families, schools, mosques, parks, shopping complexes and healthcare facilities.

In May 2007, Germany’s Bilfinger Berger was awarded an estimated QR4.9bn ($1.35bn) contract to build the first phase of the development. Local client Barwa Real Estate Company is expecting the contractor to hand over the first phase during the second half of this year.