Ashghal authorities on Tuesday briefed residents of Rawdat al-Hamama on infrastructural developments during a community meeting at the Majlis of Meshaal bin Abdullah al-Noaimi, the Central Municipal Council member for Constituency No. 8.
The meeting was attended Mubarak Mohammed Matar al-Kuwari, director of Al Daayen Municipality and dignitaries from the area as well as Ashghal Roads Projects Department manager and senior engineer Saoud al-Tamimi and section heads and engineers concerned.
At the meeting, Ashghal announced the completion of roads and other infrastructure development projects in North and East of Al Kheesa (Rawdat al-Hamama) – Package 1.
Al-Tamimi highlighted the main features of the project and the challenges faced by Ashghal during its implementation.
While answering queries from the gathering, Al-Tamimi gave a detailed picture of the projects being executed in the area.
The senior Asghal engineer explained that the projects aim at providing an integrated infrastructure, drainage networks, roads and many essential utilities in Al-Kheesa, which is experiencing a shortage in infrastructure services.
The first package serves about 766 residential plots, along with a number of schools, mosques, commercial outlets, and Ferjan markets in the area. This was achieved by upgrading the local roads networks (about 19.5km) and providing one-lane and two-lane local roads to facilitate local residents’ access to their houses.
In addition, pavement works were carried out in the area and 330 road signs installed to improve road safety. Electricity connections, telecommunications services, and an upgraded irrigation system were among a package of services provided for the local community as part of the project works.
Additionally, 790 lighting poles were installed and will be connected to the electrical power by next month. The project’s infrastructure works involved constructing a surface and ground water drainage network (about 15.7km) in order to solve the flooding issue during the rainy season.
The project also involves upgrading major trunk sewers (15km in length) that will solve the sanitary overflow issue and eliminate the use of septic tanks in north and east Al Kheesa once these trunk sewers are connected to outfalls under future projects Ashghal is planning to launch. The project also involves upgrading the treated sewage effluent network (about 8km).
While praising the meeting, Meshaal bin Abdullah al-Noaimi hoped other entities concerned with community engagement would also hold similar meetings.
During the meeting, the benefits of the roads and infrastructure development projects in North and East of Al Kheesa (Rawdat al-Hamama) were discussed in addition to the current and future projects in the area.
Ashghal authorities also listened to the participants' questions and remarks. "It is worth mentioning Ashghal has leaped for the better in the last year, as we noticed weekly achievements, which changed Ashghal’s perception in the eyes of citizens and municipal council members, given that all our demands are being met. Since the beginning of the blockade, we noticed a lot of co-operation between all entities and noticed more achievements recently. I would also like to thank Ashghal and the Minister of Municipality and Environment for his continuous support”, said al-Noami.
Mubarak Mohamed Matar al-Kuwari said “We thank Ashghal for their continuous communication with the residents and ongoing cooperation to meet the citizens’ needs and solve their problems. We also appreciate the efforts made to find quicker solutions for emergency problems, especially underground water problems, whereas underground and rain water pipes are currently being laid and will be completed soon.”
The project is located about 10km from the north of Doha City, and lies between the Al Khor Expressway and Al Shamal Road in Al Daayen Municipality. This package extends over 1,530,000sqm.
The roads and infrastructure projects in North and East Al Kheesa (Package 01) were carried out at a total cost of QR345mn.