Projects such as Al Bustan Corridor and the bike and pedestrian path network on highways, to be signed later this year, were reviewed and discussed by HE the Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani at Ashghal headquarters on Thursday.
Al Bustan Corridor, a four-lane road on either side running parallel to the February 22 Street, is expected to reduce traffic congestion on the vital path. The new road will join Al Shamal Expressway at the Landmark Mall area.Last updated: October 05 2017 10:52 PM
It was informed at the meeting that Ashghal is committed to implement all vital projects for hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup on schedule. "As much as 60% of the work on 117km of highways and main roads and 153km of internal roads, which are among the requirements for the mega event, have already been completed," Ashghal president Engineer Saad bin Ahmed al-Muhannadi pointed out.
Among those reviewed at the meeting was Barwa Commercial Avenue (BCA)-Al Mashaf Road that links Al Wakrah, Al Wukair, and Al Mashaf with BCA Signal, Doha and F-Ring Road. There were also discussions on upgrade projects such as converting roundabouts into signalised intersections.
HE the Prime Minister praised the achievements of Ashghal in the building projects completed in the first half of 2017, including schools, kindergartens, the Simulation Centre for Hamad Medical City and Aquaculture Research Centre in Ras Matbakh.
The officials also briefed the Prime Minister on various projects implemented in the educational sector, which included nine schools and kindergartens. The progress on the works of four health centres in Muaither, Al Wajba, Al Jamiaa and Al Waab was also presented. These projects are expected to be delivered by the end of this year.
It was informed that the Trauma and Emergency Building at Hamad General Hospital, multi-level car parking at Hamad Medical City and Al Khor Transfer Station are to be delivered next year.
Al-Muhannadi informed that the infrastructure to more than 15,000 plots (including those completed) in the Citizens Residential Development Programme would be accomplished by the year-end.
Out of this, 10,221 plots will be served by infrastructure projects, 2,962 plots by sewage projects and the remaining 1,925 include land settlement projects.
Ashghal officials also explained the authority's corporate development plans, by increasing the number of Qatari personnel in the organisation.
Deliberations included the development and strengthening of the citizens' skills and capabilities, especially in such areas as the design, project management and maintenance sectors.
The meeting was informed that Ashghal succeeded in achieving Qatarisation ratios since the beginning of 2017 besides enhancing the capabilities of the Qatari personnel through training courses and workshops.