Al Majd Road delivered 4 years before FIFA World Cup: Ashghal president
February 07 2019 11:24 PM
HE the Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani and othe
HE the Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani and other dignitaries watch the parade.

Al Majd Road, which will be the main artery of Qatar’s road network, will facilitate access to 2022 FIFA World Cup stadiums and has been delivered four years in advance, the Public Works Authority (Ashghal) top official has said.

Ashghal president Dr Saad bin Ahmed al-Mohannadi said Al Majd Road forms a major part of the integrated road network being constructed by Ashghal and will serve the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

“It provides direct connectivity to both Al Rayyan and Lusail stadiums and facilitates access to all other stadiums, namely Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, Al Wakrah Stadium, Al Thumama Stadium, Ras Bu Abboud Stadium south, Education City Stadium, and Khalifa International Stadium,” al-Mohannadi said.

He also stressed that on-schedule completion of Al Majd Road, despite the unjust blockade on Qatar, proves that the country is fast progressing in delivering world-class infrastructure, which will be a key factor in achieving the required economic and sustainable development in line with Qatar National Vision 2030.

HE the Minister of Transport and Communications Jassim bin Seif al-Sulaiti said the inauguration of Al Majd Road “will be a major contributor to the country’s land transport and a boom in the internal and external trade.”

He said it will allow free-flow movement of goods and people across key access and trade points in Qatar.

Al Majd Road connects directly to Hamad Port in the south and will provide efficient access to Ras Laffan and Al Ruwais Port to the north.

It will also facilitate access to Hamad International Airport, he noted.

Al-Sulaiti said Al Majd Road serves many economic areas, such as the Industrial area, Economic Zones Company (Manateq), and the Mesaieed Industrial Area.

The Qatar flag highlights a parade held on Thursday along 'Al Majd Road'.

In addition, it is connected to Lusail City from one side and facilitates access to the business hubs in West Bay.

He added that the new road will not only reduce travel time by up to 50% but will also help reduce traffic congestion on highways and local roads.

In addition, it will also reduce noise and carbon emission so as to achieve economic and environmental balance in infrastructure projects.

HE the Minister of Finance Ali Shareef al-Emadi said the strategic leadership allocated an adequate budget to complete this “critical project.” He added that the government is committed to providing the dedicated funds to deliver and develop various infrastructure projects, especially the road network that will facilitate access to 2022 FIFA World Cup stadiums.

HE the Minister of Municipality and Environment Abdullah bin Abdulaziz bin Turki al-Subaie elaborated on the significance of Al Majd Road and explained that the name of the road came after ‘Tamim the Glorious’, the symbol of pride and resilience in facing the blockade imposed on Qatar.

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