Qatar’s Public Works Authority has awarded seven road contracts worth a total of QR158m ($43m) to improve and upgrade roads throughout the state.

The largest of these was the QR43m contract awarded to the local Qatar Building Company to design and build a traffic diversion for the Wakra to Ras Abu Abboud road intersection.

Ashghal also awarded four contracts for rehabilitating and maintaining roads throughout Qatar. Contracts were awarded to the local Boom Construction Company, Bin Omran Trading & Contracting Company, Al-Jaber & Makhlouf Contracting and the Qatar Asphalt Company were all awarded contracts to rehabilitate roads.

The local Al-Noor Engineering Group was awarded a contract for road improvement works in Zones 70 and 71.

In addition to the construction contracts awarded, Ashghal awarded the local White Young Qatar a contract for professional site supervision and quantity surveying consultancy contract for road improvement works in Al-Khor Industrial area.

Doha recently awarded the joint venture of Athens-based Consolidated Contractors Company and the local Teyseer Contracting company has won two contracts worth an estimated total of QR1.9bn ($522m) for road projects.

The first contract is worth an estimated QR1bn and is for the Dukhan Central road project, which is the second phase of Dukhan highway project. The second contract is worth an estimated QR850m and is for the F-ring road, which is the 12th package of the Doha Expressway.

On 11 February, Ashghal awarded US company KBR a QR491.4m ($135m) contract to provide project management services for the Doha Expressway and other major road projects over the next five years.

The projects are part of Qatar’s plans to invest $20bn on new roads and related drainage and infrastructure in the next five years (MEED 11:2:11).