In a bid to lend Qatari companies an ideal environment for growth, the Public Works Authority (Ashghal) has opened four contracts for about QR100mn for road improvement .
This is part of the second phase of the Qualification of Small-Scale Contractors Initiative that was launched in January, 2018, according to a statement yesterday.
Tendering of these new contracts is part of the second phase of the Qualification of Small-Scale Contractors Initiative. The initiative is aimed at providing Qatari investors with opportunity in construction sector by giving them chances to implement small projects.
The first contract by Ashghal includes Road Improvement Works in Al Shamal Area– Phase 4A that covers several areas within the boundaries of Al Shamal, Al Khor and Al Thakhira municipalities.
The second contract is for the road improvement project in several areas of Greater Doha - Phase 6B. And it includes several areas within Doha and Al Rayyan Municipalities.
The third contract includes the Road Improvement Works in the south of Greater Doha- Zone 90 to 95 – Phase 6B covering several areas within Al Wakrah Municipality.
The fourth contract is for the Road Improvement Works in Al Rayyan Area– Phase 6B. It covers several areas within Al Rayyan Municipality.
The new projects are scheduled to be started in fourth quarter of 2019 and will be implemented within a period of 540 days. The projects’ scope includes grading works, road pavement, construction of pedestrian lanes, and works to enhance traffic safety such as installation of directional and traffic signs as well as road markings.
The statement added that Ashghal will close the tender for these projects on May 19, 2019. And it has urged the interested Qatari contractors to complete registration through Ashghal's website.
In the first phase of Qualification of Small-Scale Contractors initiative, Ashghal signed four contracts in December 2018. The Qualification of Small-Scale Contractors Initiative allows local Qatari companies to participate in roads projects even if they are left with no previous experience in the field. The initiative is also aimed at giving these new contractors with training and introducing them best practices in project implementation.