The Public Works Authority (Ashghal) will start implementing the 'Qatar Schools PPP Development Programme – Package 1' by the beginning of 2021.
While talking to Al Rayyan TV, Ashghal's Project Affairs director engineer Yousef al-Emadi said eight school buildings will be constructed over three years.
Land plots have already been identified. Of the eight schools, four will be located in north of Doha at Umm Slal and the remaining four in the south of Doha at Wakra/Wukair areas. All schools will be developed simultaneously.
While highlighting Ashgal’s contributions in the health sector, engineer al-Emadi said five health centres are currently being developed at Al Khor, Al Sadd, Ain Khaled, Al Wakra and Al Mashaf. They will be handed over to the Ministry of Public Health next year.
According to details, given by Ashghal, the South Al Wakra health centre, with an area of 13,000sq m, has 16 clinics and six consulting rooms with a pharmacy, radiology and library rooms. It will have the capacity to accommodate 130 visitors a day for consultation.
The health centre in Al Meshaf, with a 23,000sq m area, will house 48 clinics with 23 consulting rooms, dental clinics, a laboratory, radiology and outpatient clinics with a capacity of 600 consultations per day.
In Ain Khaled, the HC will have 48 clinics and 25 consulting rooms, eight dental clinics, a laboratory, pharmacy, radiology and outpatient rooms. The building, spread over 27,000sq m, can handle 600 cases per day.
The Al Khor health centre will have 60 clinics, 28 consulting rooms and 10 dental clinics along with a laboratory, radiology, pharmacy and emergency facilities. The centre can handle 650 cases a day.
In Al Sadd, 1,500 cases can be dealt with on a single day. The centre will have 100 clinics, 22 consulting rooms, eight dental clinics, five ophthalmology clinics, audio test clinics, a recovery centre, isolation rooms, laboratories and radiology, outpatient clinics and a pharmacy, all spread over an area of 29,000sq m.
Engineer al-Emadi said Ashghal has remarkably contributed to developing the green spaces and parks in the country by joining hands with the Ministry of Municipality and Environment. He pointed out that main roads were beautified with trees and green spaces.
Ashghal, according to him, has made great strides in developing highways and main roads in the country by completing 98% of the main roads, including those serving the FIFA 2022 World Cup stadiums. As much as 828km roads including the first part of the Sabah Al Ahmad Corridor have been completed, he added.