Posted on February 07, 2015

Al Khalij Commercial Bank (al khaliji) Q.S.C and The Commercial Bank of Qatar (Q.S.C) (“Commercial Bank”) have successfully concluded a combined financing arrangement of QAR1.26Bn. The contract financing facilities is for the project awarded to joint venture between DogusInsaatveTicaretA.S (Dogus Construction) and OnurTaahhutTaşımacılıkveTicaret Ltd. for the construction and development of the Al Rayyan Road project.

al khaliji and Commercial Bank are financing the QAR 3.43Bn project on a mutual basis in which both banks are the Joint Mandate Lead Arrangers while Commercial Bank will be acting asthe facility and security agent. “We are delighted to have Commercial Bank as our partner in financing Al Rayyan Road project which is part of Qatar’s road building program designed to improve the overall road infrastructure in the country.“ Said Mr. Fahad Al Khalifa, al khaliji’s Group Chief Executive Officer. “al khaliji continues to focus in playing a key role in the country’s development and progression.” he added.

Commercial Bank CEO, Mr. Abdulla Saleh Al Raisi, commented “We are pleased to partner with al khaliji in financing this joint deal of QR1.26 Bn. Commercial Bank has been a strong advocate of contract financing to fund Qatar’s huge infrastructure investments as part of supporting robust Qatari economy due to a combination of strong market demand and achieving Qatar 2030 vision. This is a testament to Commercial Bank’s strategy, financial strength and prudent management.”

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DogusInsaatveTicaretA.S. was established in Turkey in 1966 and is one of the leading construction companies in Turkey, with diversified activities in infrastructure projects and superstructure projects including roads, motorways, railways, dams and hydroelectric power plants, tunnels, bridges, viaducts-over and under passages in metro, ports, irrigation, waste treatment, desalination, drilling project management and civil engineering. The Dogus Group operates in nine  sectors including automotive, banking and finance, construction, media, tourism, energy, real estate, entertainment, and  new investments.

The Al Rayyan road project is one of the major projects awarded by the Public Works Authority “Ashghal” under the expressway program within the roads &infrastructure development. It is a significant infrastructure project designed to connect the South of Doha with the North, East andWest.The project is part of the country’s road building program intended to reduce congestion, journey times, environmental impacts and improve the flow of traffic to accommodate the influx of visitors during the 2022 FIFA World Cup and position Qatar as a business hub.

Within the scope of the project,Doğuş Construction and OnurTaahhut will handle the construction and development works of a 5.3 km section, where the total length of Al Rayyan Road is 10.7 km. The project includes the construction and upgrading of Al Rayyan Road that stretches from the West of the Olympic Roundabout to the West of the New Al Rayyan Roundabout, as well as the associated side and service roads.