Qatar’s Public Works Ministry (Ashghal) is inviting firms to bid by 18 October for a contract to extend the Arab League Street in Umm Slal Municipality Area.

The project involves the construction of a new 5-kilometre dual three-lane carriageway road that will connect to an existing temporary truck route.

Apart from the 5km service road with provisions for parking, a roundabout and three traffic signals, the scope includes:

  • Site clearance
  • Surface water drainage
  • Earthworks
  • Pavement construction
  • Kerbing works
  • Traffic signs and road markings
  • Street lighting
  • Treated sewerage effluent network
  • ITS ducts
  • Utility works including protection and road crossing ducts

The Umm Slal Municipality is located northwest of capital Doha.

The project is to be executed within 540 calendar days (about 18 months), with a maintenance period of 400 days.

Qatar has awarded three road contracts worth $3.6bn within three weeks from late August to early September. All three packages are part of Qatar’s QR50bn (14bn) Expressway Programme.

The first and largest of these contracts is for the construction of the 34km segment of the Al-Khor Expressway project. The directly negotiated contract, valued at $2.09bn, was awarded on 23 August to Turkey’s Tekfen Construction.

On 4 September, Qatar’s Public Works Authority (Ashghal) awarded a joint venture of Turkey’s Yuksel Insaat and Spain’s Ferrovial Agroman a QR2.87bn ($789m) design and build contract for the north section of the Al-Bustan Road. The project is expected to be completed within 41 months.

Four days later, Ashghal awarded South Korea’s Daewoo Engineering & Construction a $730m contract to build and maintain the E Ring Road north-south link. The work is expected to be completed in 42 months. The project entails the extension of the expressway connecting the southern part of Doha by 4.5 km as well as adding 4-km-long roads with 8 to 14 lanes and three multi-level intersections.

Upgrading its roads is understood part of Doha’s commitment to deliver world-class infrastructure for the 2022 Fifa World Cup and in line with the state’s economic diversification programme.