Posted on December 30, 2018

The Public Works Authority (Ashghal) is currently working on about 70 different local roads and infrastructure projects.

As part of its area infrastructure programme, the authority is implementing a surface water network in Al Sailiya and Al Ham Street, a sewage network in Al Kharatiyat and another one in Al Khesa. These works are in addition to the authority’s projects in industrial and logistical areas.

The authority recently completed work on turning the Golf Club Roundabout into a traffic signal and has also opened a footbridge on the E Ring road, in addition to inaugurating the Equestrian and Muaither intersections as part of Al Forouseya Street renovation project. It also opened a number of projects in preparation for the academic year 2018/2019. Ashghal continues its integrated infrastructure projects across Qatar despite the unjust siege imposed on the country by some of its neighbouring countries. 

Ashghal developed main and internal roads with a total length of around 175km, established sewage network of around 90km and a network of drainage of surface water and groundwater of 330km. More than 5,600 lighting poles and 14,000 parking spaces were also installed. Part of the road improvement projects saw Ashghal opening the Shura and Fareej Kulaib intersections. It also opened the Al Mahadheed Street in Al Mamoura. Ashghal started this year with the implementation of Ring Road A development project, which aims to enhance the capacity of the road. The aim is to expand the road and some of the roads that cut across it as well. 

The authority also started work on turning the Passports Roundabout into a traffic light, in addition to developing the service lane of February 22 Road. As part of Ashghal’s commitment to implementing its road and infrastructure development plan for 10,400 residential plots for citizens in different regions of the country between 2017 and 2021, the authority signed five contracts for land plots in a number of areas such as Al Kharatiyat, Lubain, Muaither and West Muaither among others. The five projects will serve 5,192 land plots.

Ashghal also completed a major infrastructure project, the Bani Hajer Project, which covers 1.070 million metres and serves 380 land plots. It also serves four schools, two mosques, and two malls. The year 2018 also saw many new highway projects. Ashghal finished 100km of highways, bringing the total to more than 500km. It also opened 10 new intersections bringing the total number of intersections to 88. Furthermore, the authority finished 240km of footbridges and crossings. Renovations to more than one million metres have also been completed.

Ashghal opened three main bridges on Al Khor highway, while 6km of Khalifa Avenue was completed, including the Bani Hajer Intersection. This intersection eases traffic flow between Doha, Dukhan, Bani Hajer and Al Rayyan. As part of the development of the E and F Ring roads, the authority opened the entrance from F Ring Road to H Ring Road in both directions. It also opened a 3km service lane on F Ring Road. Ashghal also completed 6km of service roads along the Industrial Area road.  Meanwhile, work is under way to open a tunnel linking those arriving from Doha to Barwa. The authority also opened a new bridge linking Al Gharafa to the north of Madinat Khalifa. 

Ashghal has also implemented the East Industrial Road development project between the intersection of 33 East Road and Industrial Area Road. The project will be completed in the first quarter of 2020, at a total cost of QR730 million. The construction of the Wakra Main Road project has also commenced with a length of 9km at a total cost of about QR600 million. Work on 85km of sewage networks has also been completed. Ashghal implemented 34 projects between 2012 and 2018 and is currently working on another 15 projects worth about QR8.5 billion. Treatment plants with a capacity of 938,500 cubic meters of sewage water have been established.

As for buildings, Ashghal established four new health centres in Muaither, Al Wajba, Al Waab, and Qatar University. It is also working on developing the Corniche, Al Khor and Al Shamal, in addition to the Al Wakra beach.