Bahrain-based Projacs Internationalhas been awarded the project management consultancy (PMC) contract on the estimated QR 1,500 million ($401 million) scheme to upgrade and expand sports facilities across the country, in preparation for the 2006 Asian Games. The client is the Sports Facilities & Installations Department of the Qatar National Olympic Committee (QNOC - Qatar, MEED Special Report, 12:3:04, pages 50-52).
Among the largest packages on the project are: The development of Al-Sadd sports club, at a cost of QR 385 million ($103 million), and of the Al-Arabi sports club, at a cost of about QR 170 million ($45 million), both including the reconstruction of the existing football stadium and construction of a new swimming pool and multi-purpose sports hall; The development of Qatar Sports Club, at a cost of about QR 110 million ($29.4 million), entailing complete refurbishment of the existing facilities and construction of new running tracks and training facilities; Phase 2 development of Al-Rayyan and Al-Ittihad sports clubs, at a cost of about QR 110 million ($29.4 million), including the construction of indoor swimming pools and tennis courts; Phase 2 development of the Al-Wusayl Olympic shooting range, at a cost of about QR 100 million ($26.7 million), including construction of indoor and outdoor ranges and support buildings; Construction of Al-Khor and Zekreet golf clubs, at a cost of about QR 100 million ($26.7 million), entailing the construction of two 18-hole and two nine-hole golf courses. QNOC is one of three government bodies responsible for building the physical infrastructure for the Asian Games, the others being the Khalifa Sports City Development Committee and the Ministry of Municipal Affairs & Agriculture, which are overseeing the Khalifa sports city and the athletes village. Projacs is also project manager on the estimated $600 million sports city (MEED 14:5:04).