Qatar ramping up construction of new roads
Qatars Public Works Authority (Ashghal) has awarded a joint venture of Turkeys Yuksel Insaat and Spains 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.
The scope of the project is understood to include:
- 1 bridge
- 8 underpasses
- 7 overpasses
- 4 intersections
- 5.4km long four-lane express roads in both directions
- side roads
- retaining walls
- pedestrian and bicycle paths
- traffic signalling system
- street lighting
It is the second major road contract awarded by Qatar to a Turkish firm in little more than two weeks.
On 23 August, Qatar awarded a $2.09bn contract to Turkeys Tekfen Construction for the construction of a 34km highway as part of the Al-Khor Expressway project.
Upgrading its roads is presumably part of Dohas commitment to deliver world-class infrastructure for the 2022 Fifa World Cup and in line with the states economic diversification programme.
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