Qatar has won five regional awards at the recently-concluded ‘2017 MEED Quality Awards for Projects’, the region’s premier recognition programme for completed projects in the Gulf region.

The Public Works Authority (Ashghal) was among the organisations winning multiple regional awards like its Doha North Sewage Treatment Works Project earning the ‘GCC Award for Sustainability’ and ‘GCC Water Project of the Year’ trophies.

Ashghal’s Salwa Road Project received the ‘GCC Road, Bridge, Tunnel Project of the Year honour’, while its Medical City Fit Out Project was also recognised as the best in the region in the ‘GCC Healthcare Project of the Year’ category.

Another GCC winner from Qatar was Qatar Primary Materials Company’s Qatar Gabbro Terminal (Bulk Material Handling System) Project (entered by Six Construct), which won the ‘GCC Logistics Project of the Year’ award.

The quintuple-award haul was an improvement from last year’s performance for Qatar in the regional awards programme when it won three trophies, and is a testament to the country’s robust projects industry, which is expected “to pick up pace” as the country hosts the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

“We salute these projects for their successful completion according to strict international quality standards, proving that these schemes are comparable to the world’s best in terms of engineering and construction excellence.

“Equally important, these projects were recognised as the best in the region for having proven their worth in making signification contributions to the wider socio-economic, environmental, and cultural development of the region,” said Richard Thompson, editorial director, MEED.

The 2017 MEED Quality Awards for Projects recognised a total of 21 outstanding projects throughout the region. The most coveted award of the programme, the ‘MEED Quality Project of the Year’, was given to Saudi Arabia’s Sadara Project, a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and the Dow Chemical Company, which also scooped the ‘GCC Oil & Gas Project of the Year’ award.

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