Public Works Authority
Ghanem al-Mansouri, contracts manager
Tel: (+974) 4 495 0000
Mike Rigsby, programme director
Tel: (+974) 4 435 1612
Qatar’s Public Works Authority (Ashghal) was created in 2004 as an autonomous government body to oversee public infrastructure. One of its major tasks will be overseeing the development of 136 kilometres of new roads by 2014, and the upgrade of many more.
In 2006, Ashghal split its roads projects into major highways and the local roads and drainage (LRDP) programme. It appointed the US’ Parsons Brinckerhoff to oversee the latter. Doha has been divided into five zones in this project and Ashghal has appointed consultants to supervise each area.
|Consultants on LRDP scheme|
|Area||Consultant||Number of projects|
|Qatar North||Khatib Alami/WSP Middle East||40|
|LRDP=Local Roads and Drainage Programme. Sources: Parsons Brinckerhoff ; MEED Projects|
There are a total of 221 projects across Qatar, with the majority taking place in Doha itself. There are 68 developments in Doha North, 80 in Doha South and 18 in Doha West. The schemes will be completed in the next five to seven years.
US-based Parsons Brinckerhoff appointed project manager for LRDP
Ashgal awards nine contracts worth a total of QR1.39bn for roads, building and drainage work
Quarter 4 2016
LRDP due for completion