In view of the special identity of Doha Corniche and its strategic location in the waterfront that connects eastern coastal regions, it was decided to provide decorative lighting poles designed exclusively to highlight its identity connected to the local community. Considering the presence of palm trees along Corniche, Eng. Ahmed Al-Abdullah, Chairman of Board of Directors of Lightning Design Company (LDC) put the idea of the palm frond, in cooperation with Eng. Ibrahim Al-Jaida, CEO of Arab Engineering Bureau (AEB), and LDC developed the palm frond design of the lighting units. Whereas the material manufacture and supply are assigned to local firms including Metalex to supply steel poles and bolts, and Alurays Lighting Technology to supply lightings units to decorate the Corniche Street with the beauty of palm frond, the triangular shape of palm trunks and random lengths of its leaves. The clarity of these designs at night was also considered in the design features by providing them with special lighting. These lighting poles will be an artistic work that gives exclusive distinct shape to the waterfront of Doha.
The committee works in coordination with several ministries and other entities of the State such as Ministry of Municipality and Environment, Ministry of Transport and Communications, Ministry of Culture and Sports, Qatar Museums Authority, Qatar Railway Company, Private Engineering Bureau among others. This Committee is responsible for five major tasks including construction of central public parks, provision of dedicated lanes for pedestrians and bicycles, development of the Doha Corniche, development of Central Doha, and increasing trees and green areas.
The Committee’s work will contribute to enhance sustainability through minimizing environmental pollution, reducing emission of CO2 through minimized consumption and conservation of energy resources. It will also focus on provision of more public transport options aiming at reduced use of private cars and improve lifestyle through clean and safe transportation. It will also work for provision of healthy environment within residential neighborhoods and places of public gatherings through increased afforestation and landscaping, which will greatly help in reducing temperature in cities.