Qatar’s Public Works Ministry (Ashghal) has invited firms to bid by 18 June for a contract to upgrade existing roads between Bu Hessaya and Al-Mazrooah in Umm Salal Municipality.

The proposed project includes:

  • 1km of new dual carriageway roads
  • conversion of 3.8km of existing two-lane single carriageway into two-lane dual carriageways
  • 2.8km of new two-lane singe carriageway
  • three new roundabouts
  • Extension of five existing culverts

The works are expected to improve accessibility from adjoining road networks within the municipality, located northwest of the capital Doha.

Like most road projects, the scope of works includes site clearances, installation of storm water drainage systems, earthwork, traffic signs and street lighting, among others.

The proposed contract duration is about nine months.

Building and improving road infrastructure as well as integrating all transport-related infrastructure including rail, ports and airports across the country is a core element of Qatar’s long-term economic diversification strategy. It is also crucial in the successful delivery of the 2022 Fifa World Cup.

Bids are expected on 10 July for the country’s public transport masterplan. Several consultancy packages meant to update Qatar’s overarching transport masterplan have also been recently awarded.