Contractors in Qatar have been given until 12 December to submit bids for the Qatar’s Public Works Authority (Ashghal) contract to build roads and infrastructure for the Al-Sailiya and Al-Atiya housing project and the Al-Atiya Housing Army Camp road.

The developments are located in Zones 53 and 55 of Al-Rayyan Municipality.

The road for which bids are being sought runs along Al-Hamm Street, Al-Sailiya Street and the Al-Atiya Housing Road and Army Camp Road.

MEED understands the project area is partially developed with existing roads and junctions.

According to Ashghal, Al-Sailiya Street is currently a dual carriageway highway with wide central reserve and wide verges of barren land. Al-Hamm Street is partially completed and consists mainly of tracks in undeveloped barren desert.

Northern Al-Hamm Street consists of a temporary roadway with a few junctions to access some of the surrounding areas, while Al-Atiya Housing Road is an unkerbed single carriageway road. Al-Atiya Link Road is currently a dual carriageway road with median barriers and street lighting.

The contract is expected to be executed over a three-year period from contract award date, inclusive of mobilisation period.

An estimated $24.8bn-worth of road projects are under way in Qatar, while close to $1.8bn are at the procurement stage, according to data from regional projects tracker MEED Projects.

A further $13.3bn-worth of road schemes are in the prequalification stage.