Ten contracts with a total value of around QR4bn were signed for Infrastructure Development Projects of Citizens’ Sub-Divisions by the Public Works Authority (Ashghal) on Tuesday.
Central Municipal Council members said projects included roads, lighting works, commercial complexes and outlets, water and sewage networks, and healthcare centres.
Al-Thawadi insisted that the illegal blockade of Qatar by Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt has had no impact on the massive infrastructure projects that are under way to prepare for the World Cup.
Public Works Authority (Ashghal) wants more local manufacturers and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to participate in the various infrastructure projects being implemented in the country, an official has said.
Public Works Authority (Ashghal) president Saad bin Ahmed al-Muhannadi has stressed that the ongoing infrastructure projects in Qatar have not been affected by the challenges arising from the economic blockade imposed on Qatar.
Major infrastructure projects such as those in preparation for the 2022 FIFA World Cup and the Expo 2020 in the UAE can help steady remittance flow from Qatar and other GCC countries, a senior officer of the UAE Exchange Group said.