Posted on November 04, 2014

Al Khalij Commercial Bank (al khaliji) QSC has extended financing facilities for a contract awarded to a joint venture between Boom Construction Company and Six Construct Qatar LTD WLL. The total value of the contract exceeds QAR 1 Billion and covers the Construction and Development of Al Rayyan Road (Project 7) stretching from West of New Rayyan roundabout to East of Bani Hajer roundabout, together with the construction and upgrade of associated side roads and service roads. al Khaliji’s financing facilities will help meet the bonding and funding requirement for this project.

The project is one of the recently awarded projects by Public Works Authority ‘Ashghal’ under the Expressway Program and the Roads & infrastructure projects in local areas Program (LRDP). It is a significant infrastructure plan being carried out in Doha, that will connect the south of the capital of Qatar with the north, and the east with the west.

"We are proud of our contribution to Qatar's infrastructure development. Being involved in this key project ,enhancing the country’s future transportation landscape with the collaboration of well-known local and international contractors, comes as part of al khaliji's innovative mid-term strategy" said Mr. Fahad Al Khalifa, al khaliji Group Chief Executive Officer. "We will continue to broaden our future projects focusing on infrastructure financing leading up to the 2022 World Cup and the 2030 National Vision", he added.

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al khaliji has long been involved in supporting projects that would help develop the infrastructure of the country. Financing such projects was made possible by the fact that contracting is a key focus area in the bank’s mid-term strategy. As part of this strategy, a dedicated contracting team specifically caters to the needs of large local and international contractors operating in Qatar, working across diverse business sectors that include, but not limited to, infrastructure, and other mega projects.

Recently upgraded to an ‘A‘ credit rating by international rating firm Fitch in 2014, al khaliji has access to international financial markets; to provide long-term financing solutions to support large-scale Government infrastructure development projects. This coupled with al khaliji’s know-how and understanding of the requirements of its preferred clients, through its select group of banking professionals, ensures that al khaliji is well-placed to harness the tremendous potential of the Qatari economy in the coming years.