The Public Works Authority (Ashghal) achieved 12 mn man-hours without loss time injury (LTI) in the Flood Prevention Scheme-Phase 3 since the start of its implementation under the supervision of the Drainage Networks Projects Department.
Engineer Khalid Saif al-Khayareen, Drainage Networks Projects Department manager, honoured the contracting companies of the Flood Prevention Scheme in the North and South of Doha and the external areas. Representatives of the consulting company supervising the design and implementation of the project were present.
Al-Khayareen said the achievement is the tangible evidence of the authority’s commitment to implementing the highest standards of occupational safety and health.
"Construction works witnessed many challenges, most notably the 300 work sites located in the north and south of Doha and the external areas, including those densely populated and congested. This is in addition to provide solutions to protect workers from high temperatures and humidity, provide a medical team in the project, and submit follow-up reports daily. This is done through joint cooperation between Ashghal, an international consultancy office, and a number of contracting companies specialised in infrastructure works,” he said.
Ashghal started works of the Flood Prevention Scheme-Phase 3 in April 2020. 100% of the work related to the preparations for FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 have been completed around the stadiums and training grounds such as Al Arabi Sports Club, Al Sadd Sports Club, Al Gharrafa Sports Club, Al Khor Sports Club, and Al Wakra Sports Club. This is in addition to the roads leading to stadiums, tunnels, and vital places such as the old Al Wakra Souq and Umm Al Saneem, Rawdat Al Khail and Al Gharrafa Parks.
During the past two years, temporary and permanent rainwater drainage networks were implemented within the programme with a total length of about 200km in coordination with various sectors within the preparations for hosting the World Cup.
The works unrelated to the World Cup will be completed after the World Cup. This includes road and infrastructure works in some areas, such as Al-Gharrafa, and the completion of the rainwater collection tank in Al-Wakra.
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