Qatar’s Public Works Authority (Ashghal) has invited firms to bid by 15 January for a contract to build temporary and permanent roads in the northern areas of Qatar.

The areas include Umm Salal, Al-Dayeen, Al-Khor, Al-Dhakhira as well as the Al-Shamal Municipality.

Apart from the construction of temporary and permanent roads, the contract calls for the construction of surface water drainage, road lighting and other related utilities.

The works include:

  • Earthworks
  • Unbound pavement material – sub-base
  • Asphalt works
  • Kerbs, footways and paved area
  • Traffic signs and road marking
  • Surface water drainage
  • Water works
  • Electricity ducts
  • Road lightings
  • Telecoms utilities network

The project is to be completed within one year with the standard 400-days maintenance period.

The tender is open only to Qatari contracting companies.

Qatar is under pressure to upgrade existing roads and build new ones as part of its commitment to the 2022 Fifa World Cup and in line with its long-term economic development plan.

It recently invited an interest from contractors for the nationwide maintenance and rehabilitation of its roads and streets.

In November, thunder showers caused flooding that blocked streets and roads in Qatar. Local media reported that localised flooding occurred in main roads including Al-Waab Street and Al-Bustan Street, with roads in the Industrial Area being worst hit. Side streets in residential areas including Onaiza, Al-Azizya, Al-Maamoura, and Barwa City were also flooded.