Ashghal signs 9 new contracts with Qatari companies for QR 3.6 Billion roads, infrastructure projects

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The Public Works Authority ‘Ashghal’ held an event yesterday, Sunday 5 July 2020 to sign 9 new contracts with Qatari companies for roads and infrastructure projects in new citizens’ sub-divisions, at a total value of around QR 3.6 billion. These projects will serve 5111 residential plots in various areas throughout the country.

All phases of the event and the signing ceremony were remotely conducted using the video conferencing technology, in the presence of H.E. Eng. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Subaie, Minister of Municipality and Environment, H.E. Dr. Eng. Saad bin Ahmad Al-Muhannadi, President of Ashghal, and H.E. Mr. Mohammed bin Hamoud Al-Shafi, Chairman of the Central Municipal Council (CMC) - Constituency 14, and from Ashghal Eng. Yousef Al-Emadi, Director of Projects Affairs, Eng. Saoud Al-Tamimi, Manager of Roads Projects Department. The representatives of the newly-awarded companies also attended the event.

On this occasion, H.E. Eng. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Subaie, Minister of Municipality and Environment said: "MME was keen to allocate new lands plots in various areas throughout Qatar in order to construct and develop roads and infrastructure to serve the citizens in these areas, meet current and future needs, and improve the quality of life throughout the State of Qatar."

 

 

 

H.E. Dr. Eng. Saad bin Ahmad Al-Muhannadi, President of Ashghal, said that there are directives from His Excellency Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani, the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, to continue working at the same pace and with the same commitment to implement all infrastructure projects for citizens’ sub-divisions in accordance with our plans, despite the current worldwide economic crisis.

He added: "During the last few years, Ashghal provided services for around 34,918 land plots, out of which 5,045 plots are in new citizens’ sub-divisions, and 29,873 plots are in existing citizens’ sub-divisions.”

H.E. Ashghal President noted that a forum will be held during the coming period for contractors of the signed contracts and local manufacturers to enhance cooperation and coordination on supporting the national products, ensuring their compliance with the authority’s standards and their ability to meet projects needs, and ensuring that these projects are delivered to schedule.

H.E. Mr. Mohammed bin Hamoud Al-Shafi, Chairman of the CMC - Constituency 14, pointed out that the new contracts signed today are distributed over the North and South of Qatar. He added: "We look forward to the progress that will be witnessed over the coming years regarding the roads and infrastructure in the areas included in the new contracts."

Sheikh Ali bin Hamad Al-Thani, representative of Hamad Bin Khalid Contracting Company praised Ashghal’s efforts and focus on encouraging Qatari companies to take part in the infrastructure development in Qatar. He added: “We signed today with Ashghal a contract for the construction of Package 1 of Umm Slal infrastructure project at a value of QR 623 million. We are very happy with this cooperation and will proudly provide the technical knowledge and experience during the different phases of construction.”

Sheikh Khalid bin Mohammed Al-Thani, representative of Al Jaber & Partners Construction & Energy Projects, who signed with Ashghal the contract of Semaisma South Roads and Infrastructure Project (Package 2), said “The government’s commitment to the implementation of vital projects that serve the citizens of Qatar during the current conditions is an evidence on its resilience. We, as local companies, are happy to cooperate with the government to achieve more success for Qatar.”

Mr. Ali Al-Mostafawi, Qatar Building Company’s representative, said: “We signed today with Ashghal a contract valued at QR 384 million for the infrastructure project in Al Ebb and Leabaib (Package 2). This is not the first time that we collaborate with Ashghal as we have already been working on several projects for infrastructure development, and we are very keen on delivering projects to the standards set by the authority.”

For his part, Mr. Saleh Al-Sulaiti, Boom Construction company representative, said: “we value the visible efforts of all parties concerned with developing Qatar's infrastructure for the benefit of the country and the citizen. We are happy to renew cooperation with the Public Works Authority to implement the first and second packages of the roads and infrastructure project in Mebaireek.”

Mr. Hashim Abdulla Al Hashmi, representative of Al Tawfeeq & Partners Contracting, which signed with Ashghal the contract for Package 8 of the infrastructure project in Al Meshaf South, said: “We thank Ashghal for putting its trust in the Qatari contractors and in their ability to deliver development projects to the highest standards.”

For his part, Eng. Yousef Al Emadi, Director of Projects Affairs at Ashghal, said: “The authority is currently working on completing 33 infrastructure projects for citizens’ sub-divisions which are under construction, at a total cost of QR 13.7 billion. These projects will serve over 30,000 residential plots in 17 areas, including Al Kharaitiyat, Rawdat Egdaim, Izghawa, Al Wukair South, Al Shamal, Al Mearad, Southwest of Muaither, Al Ebb and Leabaib, Al-Duhail South, Umm Lekhba, Jeryan Nejaima and Ain Khaled North, among other areas. 

Eng. Saoud Al-Tamimi, Manager of Roads Projects Department (RPD) at Ashghal, pointed out that signing the new contracts is part of Ashghal’s plan to provide well-developed roads and infrastructure for the new sub-divisions in different areas in Qatar, as the awarded projects cover 6 areas; Semaisma South, Al Ebb and Leabaib, Umm Slal Mohammed, Al Wajba East, Mebaireek and Al Meshaf South.

During the live streaming event, Eng. Mooza Al-S Al-Sowaidi, Head of Doha City Section at Ashghal’s Roads Project’s Dept, gave a brief presentation on the citizens’ new and existing sub-divisions projects, and benefits of the projects signed today, which will provide about 281 km of roads, more than 10,350 lighting poles, and more than 15,800 car parks. In addition, sewage, surface and groundwater and TSE networks will be provided with a total length of 684 km.

The presentation was followed by an online signing ceremony, where the contracts were signed simultaneously by H.E. Dr. Eng. Saad bin Ahmad Al-Muhannadi, President of Ashghal, and the representatives of the awarded companies. The 9 new projects are scheduled to start during Q3, 2020.

It is noteworthy that as part of the authority’s keenness to support local products, and as Ashghal regards this as a high priority and a strategy to support the economy and achieve Qatar National Vision 2030, these new projects will rely to a higher degree on local manufacturers to provide all materials that can be supplied locally, including lighting poles and lamps, manholes, different types of drainage pipes, road marking and signs, traffic signal poles, interlock, kerbstone, bitumen, electricity cables, safety barriers, and other materials.

The New contracts

First contract: Roads and Infrastructure in Umm Slal Mohammed - Package 01

The project was awarded to Hamad Bin Khaled Contracting Company at a total value of QR 623 million, to serve 591 plots. The scope of works includes road works with a length of about 35.7 km, pedestrian and cycle paths with a total length of about 47 km, 1,315 lighting poles, and 4,310 car parks. In addition, the project will provide surface and groundwater drainage networks, a sewage network, and a TSE network.

Second contract: Roads and Infrastructure in Al-Meshaf South - Package 09

The project was awarded to the “Development Company for Roadworks” and “Qatar Building Engineering Company” JV, at a value of QR 545 million, to serve 590 plots. The project includes road works with a length of about 24.5 km, pedestrian and cycle paths with a length of about 46 km and 695 lighting poles, in addition to surface and groundwater drainage networks, a sewage network and treated sewage effluent (TSE) network.

Third contract: Roads and Infrastructure in Al-Meshaf South - Package 08

The project was awarded to "Al-Tawfeeq & Partners Contracting" Company at a total value of QR 515 million to serve 356 plots. The project includes road works with a length of about 40.5 km, and the provision of 1,737 lighting poles and 650 car parks. In addition, the project will also provide surface and underground water drainage networks, a sewage network, and a TSE network.

Fourth Contract: Roads and Infrastructure in Al Ebb and Leabaib - Package 02

The project was awarded to "Qatar Building Company" at a total value of QR 384 million. The project serves 873 residential plots by constructing 25.5 km of road works, 51 km of pedestrian and cycle paths, more than 4,170 car parks, and around 2,600 lighting poles. The scope of works also involves infrastructure development, including surface and groundwater drainage networks, a sewage network and a TSE network.

Fifth Contract: Roads and Infrastructure in Mebaireek - Package 01

The project was awarded to Boom Construction Company at a value of QR 355 million. The project serves 712 residential plots for citizens, and includes the construction and development of 54 km of roads, and the provision of 935 lighting poles. In addition, surface and groundwater drainage networks, a sewage network, and a TSE network will be constructed under the project.

Sixth Contract: Roads and Infrastructure in Al-Wajba East - Package 03

It was awarded to "Galfar Al Misnad Engineering and Contracting" Company at a value of QR 324 million. The project serves 417 plots for citizens sub-divisions, and includes the construction and development of about 23.5 km of roads, about 45 km of pedestrian and cycle paths, and the provision of more than 834 lighting poles and more than 2,280 car parks. The project also includes the construction of a sewage network, surface and groundwater drainage networks and a TSE network.

Seventh Contract: Roads and Infrastructure in Semaisma South - Package 02

The project was awarded to "Al Jaber and Partners Construction and Energy Projects" Company at a value of QR 319 million. The project serves 627 plots for citizens, and includes the construction and development of about 23 km of roads, about 14.5 km of pedestrian and cycle paths, and the provision of more than 720 lighting poles. The project also includes the construction of a sewage network, surface and groundwater drainage networks and a TSE network.

Eighth contract: Roads and Infrastructure in Mebaireek - Package 02

The project was awarded to "Boom Construction" Company for a value of QR 286 million. The project serves 577 plots by constructing 36.8 km of roads, providing 714 lighting poles, as well as developing infrastructure which include surface and groundwater drainage networks, a sewage network, and a TSE network.

Ninth contract: Roads and Infrastructure in Al-Wajba East - Package 01

The project was awarded to "Galfar Al-Misnad Engineering & Contracting" company, at a value of QR 263 million, to serve 368 residential plots. The project includes road works at a total length of 17 km, providing 34 km of pedestrian paths, about 2570 car parks, and more than 800 lighting poles in addition to surface and groundwater drainage networks, a sewage network and a TSE network.

Source: Public Works Authority - Ashghal

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