QT-Online / Tuesday, June 30, 2020 / Categories: Top News Ashghal kicks off QR499 mn road, infra project in Al Kharaitiyat and Izghawa As part of its efforts to provide integrated infrastructure and an enhanced road network as well as improved service facilities across Qatar, the Public Works Authority ‘Ashghal’ announced the commencement of the Roads and Infrastructure Project in Al Kharaitiyat and Izghawa (Package 2) which is located west of Al Shamal Road. About the start of works on the project, Eng. Abdulla Ali Al-Naemi, Al Kharaitiyat and Izghawa Projects Manager at Ashghal’s Roads Projects Department, stated that the project provides services for 1386 residential plots in Al Kharaitiyat and Izghawa areas through the provision of developed infrastructure services and enhanced local streets to improve the traffic flow and provide connectivity to future public facilities that will be established in the area. Eng. Al-Naemi explained that the newly launched project involves developing a roads network with a total length of 45.4 km equipped with road safety features and street lighting as well as road signs and marking. The project will also feature 6900 car parking bays. Furthermore, the project scope includes a 35-km surface and groundwater drainage network, 22 km of Treated Sewerage Effluent (TSE) network along with a 12-km potable water 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 and excess rainfall. Eng. Abdulla Al-Naemi also pointed out that it has been planned that the project will use local materials and elements that will be supplied by local manufacturers. These local materials include gabbro, lighting poles and luminaires, directional signs in addition to sewage, surface water and rain water drainage pipes, asphalt, concrete, rebar and prefabricated manholes. The project is also targeting to achieve 85% of local materials used in the construction works, in line with the Public Works Authority's support to local manufacturers and Ta’heel initiative which was launched in 2017. The project construction works is divided into four geographical zones which will be carried out successively. The duration of each phase will be one year while the full completion of the project is scheduled for Q2 2024. The Roads and Infrastructure in Al Kharaitiyat and Izghawa Project (Package 2) is being implemented by UrbaCon and InfraRoad Joint Venture, at a cost of approximately QR 499 million. Previous Article COVID-19 impact: Power, water consumption in Qatar goes up Next Article No new deaths but 982 test positive for COVID-19 in Qatar Print 946 Rate this article: 4.0 Please login or register to post comments.