Posted on April 09, 2015

As part of its commitment to meet the needs of the residents living in the vicinity of its projects and efficiently communicate with them, the Public Works Authority ‘Ashghal’ in coordination with the Ministry of Municipality and Urban Planning (MMUP) organised a community event with representatives from various organisations, businesses, schools, and residents in Al Wakra and Mesaieed in the south of Qatar.

The presentation took place on Wednesday 8thof April 2015 in Al Wakra Municipality and was aimed at familiarizing the community with various important projects the Authority is implementing in the South Qatar area.

The community event was attended by representatives of south area projects from the Expressway Programme, the Local Roads and Drainage Programme and Buildings Projects in addition to representatives from consulting and contracting companies implementing the projects. A detailed presentation provided a comprehensive overview of the projects being implemented in the south area including their components, stages and features,and what has been achieved so far.

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Brochures were also handed out and included general information on the projects, guidelines to ensure the safety of residents and visitors of the area, as well as contact details for Ashghal and community engagement officers responsible for each project. The event saw a lot of interaction from the audience who showed interest in what was being presented, and asked numerous questions that were answered by project engineers.

As part of the event a site tour to the East West Corridor project,part of the Expressway Programme, was organized to demonstrate the considerable progress made on the project by Ashghal.The tour commenced at the Airport Street Interchange and went through to Al Aziziya Extension Interchange, both of which are due for construction as part of the project works. Tour participants also viewed the bridges, columns and utilities currently under construction.

The South Qatar presentation is part of Ashghal’s integrated community outreach programme.The programme includes many community initiatives that aim to enhance communication and cooperation between the authority and the local communities with the aim of gaining understanding and support to minimise the impact of construction works on residents and visitors. The authority will continue to engage communities about the progress of its projects and any traffic delays during the implementation stages.

The following is a detailed overview of the projects carried out by the Public Works Authority in the south area:

First: Expressway Projects

1. East West Corridor

The project includes the construction of 22Km dual carriageway with five lanes in each direction, and comprises the construction of eight multi-level interchanges. The East West Corridor begins at the Airport Street, south of the Air Force Roundabout, and runs past Barwa Development to connect with the new Mesaieed to Salwa Road south of the Industrial Area.

The project will provide new links to several main roads and residential areas in the south area, and will connect the New Orbital Highway and Truck Route to the Hamad International Airport. The project is expected to be completed inQ1 of 2018.

2. Al Wakra Bypass

The project is located to the west of Al Wakra, and includes the construction of an approximately 11Km dual carriageway with five lanes in each direction. It starts at Al Mashaf Road and stretches to Mesaieed Road, creating the main bypass to Al Wakra city. The project also includes the construction of a tunnel and five two-level interchanges that will link the south of Al Wakra city to the Hamad International Airport and New Doha port.

This project will create a free flowing road connecting Mesaieed and Al Wakra areas directly to Doha city eliminating the need to travel through Al Wakra city, in addition to increasing the road capacity. The project is expected to be completed inQ1 of 2018.

3. New Orbital Highway and Truck Route – New Doha Port to Orbital Highway (Phase1)

The New Orbital Highway and Truck Route project in its four phases encompasses the construction of 190Km main dual carriageway and 22 multi-level interchanges. The project aims at reducing traffic congestion within Doha city, and separating the heavy trucks from the general traffic flow by providing heavy vehicles with their own separate lanes, allowing traffic to flow freely and safely, improving air quality, and reducing noise. The Orbital Highway will also facilitate the movement of people and goods around the country.

The first phase of the project is located to the south west of Doha, and includes the approximately 45Km of a major new dual carriageway with four lanes in each direction as well as four two-level interchanges linking the New Doha Port to Al Wakra Bypass as well as tothe other phases of the project. The first phase will also include the construction of a road linking Mesaieed Road to the East-West Corridor, and is expected to be completed in Q2 of 2017.

These projects will improve connectivity and enhance traffic safety in the south of Qatar by separating traffic with flyovers, underpasses and tunnels and replacing roundabouts with signalised junctions. Infrastructure improvements will include storm water drainage networks, treated sewage effluent networks,electrical, telecommunication, and surveillance networks,the implementation ofIntelligent Transport Systems, street lighting and dedicated lanes for pedestrians and cyclists. These projects will also create new links to Al Wakra’s heritage sites as well as residential and commercial developments, increase the capacity of roads, and enhance connectivity to the various sports establishments which are currently being developed in preparation for hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Second: Development of Local Roads, Infrastructure and Drainage Projects in Local Areas

1. Roads and Infrastructure in Wakra West

The project includes the development of current temporary unpaved local roads and surface water drainage network. It is divided to three packages:

  • Package 1 includes 815 plots with a total area of 1,803,906 Sqm.
  • Package 2 includes 424 plots with a total area of 1,268,409 Sqm.
  • Package 3 includes 845 plots with a total area of 932,790 Sqm.

The project will provide the area with roads and infrastructure, including the construction and maintenance of old and incomplete roads, the construction of pedestrian and cycle paths, installation of street lighting, signage, and landscaping. The project will also include the provision of Treated Sewerage Effluent (TSE) distribution system, storm water collection and disposal network, fuel sewer trunk main and pump station, and an irrigation network. All three packages are expected to be completed in Q2 of 2017.

2. Roads and Infrastructure Development for Government Residential Division Project in South of Wukair

The project includes the development of roads and infrastructure of around 4,119 plots of land spread over an area of approximately 13,290,000 Sqm

The project is divided to two stages:

  • The leveling stage includes leveling the ground and preparation of site which is expected to be completed in Q4, 2015.
     
  • The infrastructure stage includes actual construction works such as developing road and infrastructure in the area with an estimated completion date in Q4, 2017.

3. Roads and Infrastructure for Wakra North East

The project includes the development of roads and infrastructure for around 502 land plots spread over a total area of 678,578 Sqm

The infrastructure improvements will include the implementation of surface water drainage, foul sewer services,pedestrian and cycle paths, installation of street lighting, road markings, traffic signs, traffic calming, landscaping and streetscaping. The project is expected to be completed in Q1, 2017.

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4. Roads and Infrastructure for Wakra South

The project includes the development of road and infrastructure for around 2512 land plots spread over a total area of 3,157,549 Sqm. The project will provide the area with roads and infrastructure, including the development of roads and drainage networks for around 8,270 residents as well as the construction and implementation of pedestrian and cycle paths, traffic calming and traffic management, landscaping and streetscaping and the installation of street lighting, traffic signs, and road markings. The project is expected to be completed in Q3, 2017

5. Roads and Infrastructure development for government Residential North Al Wukair

The project includes the development of roads and infrastructure of around 768 plots of land spread over an area of 2,360,000 Sqm. The project will provide the area with roads and infrastructure, including the construction and implementation of pedestrian and cycle paths, traffic calming and traffic management, landscaping and streetscaping and the installation of street lighting, traffic signs, and road markings. The project is expected to be completed in Q2, 2017

6. Roads and Infrastructure for West of Al Mashaf

The project is divided into three packages and will provide roads and infrastructure to 2,462 plots of land spread over an area of 7,197,157

  • Package 1 includes 911 plots with a total area of 3,391,324 Sqm
  • Package 2 includes 312 plots with a total area of 1,715,833 Sqm
  • Package 3 includes 1239 plots with a total area of 2,090,000 Sqm

The project will provide the area with roads and infrastructure, including the provision of Treated Sewerage Effluent (TSE) network, storm water drainage, the construction and implementation of safe pedestrian and cycle paths within an aesthetically pleasant and sustainable landscape, traffic calming and traffic management, landscaping and streetscaping and the installation of street lighting, access roads which will improve traffic flow. All three packages of the project are expected to be completed in Q2, 2017

7- Development of road from Abdul Ghani R/A to Al Mashaf area in Al Wukair

This project includes developing the main road from the Abdullah Abdul Ghani Roundabout to Al Mashaf area in Al Wukair. The 3.65 km road includes signal intersections, and consists of three lanes in each direction with a median island. The aim of the new road is to ease traffic congestion in Al Wakra and to connect Abdullah Abdul Ghani roundabout to Al Mashaf area hence easing traffic congestion on Al Sadafa Roundabout located in the middle of Wakra City. The project is expected to be completed in Q2, 2015.

Third: Buildings Projects

  • Educational Projects in the South of Qatar

Two schools are currently being built in Mesaieed and one school in Al Wukair.

The total construction area of each school is 9,159Sqm, and consists of a two story building that accommodates around 650 students in 25 classes. Each school is equipped with a multipurpose hall as well as science labs and rooms for computer, arts, and language.The main building is also surrounded by a series of external adjoining buildings, covered parking lots, and an outdoor football, handball, and volleyball court. It should be noted that the schools are designed in line with the Qatari code requirements for persons with special needs, in terms of providing accessibility ramps, restrooms and other amenities. The schools are also eco-friendly green and smart buildings that are provided with special equipment to help conserve energy and decrease water consumption.

  • Health Projects in the South of Qatar

1- Al Wakra Health Centre: comprises a ground floor and service areas, spread over an area of 2,813Sqm and will include specialised clinics, dental clinics, emergency departments, radiology, pharmacy, and laboratory services.

2- Al Mashaf Health Centre: comprises a basement, a ground floor, and an upper floorin addition to service areas spread over a 21,153Sqm.

These educational and health establishments are an important addition to their respective sectors since they are aimed at developing the educational and health sectors in the south of Qatar, and accommodate the growing demand for education and health services, in line with the Qatari National Vision 2030.

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