* All project works are scheduled to be completed in fourth quarter of 2022
* Package 7 of project will serve 1,389 residential plots in Al Meshaf South
* Local component will account for 85% of total materials used
* Project is being implemented at approximately QR422mn

The Public Works Authority (Ashghal) has announced the commencement of the Roads and Infrastructure Project in Al Meshaf South (Package 7).

The project, which aims to develop roads and infrastructure services in the area, is located northwest of Al Janoub Stadium and west of the southern part of Doha Expressway.

Ali Ahmad al-Ansari, project engineer in the Southern Areas Projects Section at the Roads Projects Department in Ashghal, said Package 7 of the project will serve 1,389 residential plots in Al Meshaf South. It will provide an integrated roads network, with a total length of 24.8km, for the purpose of enhancing traffic flow and providing connectivity with public facilities that will be established in the area in the future, such as schools, mosques, commercial complexes and youth centres, Ashghal has said in a statement.

Al-Ansari explained that the project will provide traffic safety elements such as street lighting systems and poles, directional signs and road marking, in addition to offering 1,690 car parking bays and 41km of pedestrian and cycle paths. These are in addition to the development of 20km of a sewage network, 22.8km of a surface and groundwater drainage network, and 8.5km of a treated sewage effluent network.

In addition, new sewage pipelines along with a new system to ensure the flow distribution will be provided and connected with Qatar’s main sewage network to provide proper protection for the entire area against flooding during the rainy season.

The project construction works are divided into three geographical zones, which will be carried out successively. It is planned that all project works are scheduled to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2022.

In the context of the Public Works Authority's support for local manufacturers and Ta’heel initiative launched by the authority in 2017, most of the project works will rely on local materials and manufacturers, bringing the local component in the project to 85% of the total materials used.

These materials include elements such as gabbro, luminaires, lighting poles, directional signs, sewage, surface water and rainwater drainage pipes, asphalt and prefabricated manholes, in addition to concrete and rebar, according to Ashghal.

The project is being implemented by a Petroserv Limited/Roadbridge joint venture at a cost of approximately QR422mn. It is one of the projects of Ashghal’s Local Areas Infrastructure Programme, which includes a number of development projects distributed across all areas of the country.

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