South Korea’s Hyundai Engineering & Construction has been selected by the Public Works Authority (Ashghal) for the estimated QR1.58bn ($434m) contract for construction work on Al-Bustan Street in Qatar.

The 37-month contract involves expanding the existing 2.88 kilometre-long, six-lane Al-Bustan Street into an eight-lane highway.

In March, Ashghal awarded a joint venture of Lebanon’s Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC) and the local Teyseer a QR2.82bn ($774m) contract to design and build another section of the highway, known as Al-Bustan Street North.

Doha is tendering other major road construction contracts. Ashghal recently chose to retender the deal for the construction and upgrade of Mesaimeer Road. Bids were previously submitted in April.

The 42-month contract involves the upgrade of 4.2 kilometres of Mesaimeer Road from three lanes to four lanes, the construction of intersections connecting Bu Hamour Street, Haloul Street and Salwa Road, four pedestrian bridges, and a central viaduct.

Ashghal has also invited firms to bid by 19 September for a contract to upgrade about 6.7 kilometres of arterial roads and nine intersections on Doha’s A-Ring Road.

The section to be improved extends from Al-Diwan Street passing through Msheireb Street heading eastward to the Banks and Al-Meena streets.

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