Qatar’s Public Works Authority (Ashghal) has invited contractors to submit bids by 27 August for the contract to upgrade main roads in the Al-Nasr area near the capital Doha.

The roads planned for upgrading works extend 7 kilometres.

The project, designed to upgrade the existing roads and improve accessibility from adjoining roads, comprises of:

  • Four new three-arms signalised intersection
  • One new four-arms signalized intersection
  • Pavement resurfacing
  • Parking improvements and new kerb lines
  • 1.6km of surface water drainage trench soakaway
  • New sewer network
  • New treated TSE network
  • Full pavement construction of C-Ring Road intersection with Al-Mirqab Street including a new traffic signal
  • Raising and lowering of chambers/manhole covers for existing utilities

The tender is open only to Qatari contracting companies.

An estimated $24.8bn-worth of road projects are underway in Qatar, while close to $1.8bn are under procurement, according to data from regional projects tracker MEED Projects. A further $13.3bn-worth of road schemes are in the prequalification stage.