The Public Works Authority ‘Ashghal’ awarded seven contracts for projects under the Expressway programme and the Roads & infrastructure projects in local areas Programme (LRDP) valuing QR 10,181 billion.
HE Eng. Nasser bin Ali Al Mawlawi, President of the Public Works Authority, signed the contracts with the awarded contractors, at a signing ceremony held on 12th of January 2014, in the presence of Ashghal’s management and companies representatives.
Three contracts were signed for three projects under the Expressway Programme worth QR 7,715,438,218. Two contracts were signed for Al-Rayyan road including a contract for the construction and development of roads from west of the New Rayyan Roundabout to the east of Bani Hajer Roundabout, and a contract for the construction and development of roads from west of the Olympic Roundabout to west of the New Al Rayyan Roundabout. The third contract was signed for the design and construction of phase 1 of the New Orbital Highway, covering 45 km of the 180 km long highway.
Four contracts valuing QR 2,465,790,313 were signed for the construction of Roads and infrastructure in local areas, including the development of infrastructure for the Commercial Street in Al-Khor, the first package for the infrastructure development of the Industrial Area, the first package for the construction of infrastructure for North and East Al Kheesa (Rawdat Al Hamama area), and the first package for the development of infrastructure in Rawdat Abal Heeran area.
In June last year Ashghal awarded ten design and construction contracts of Expressway projects, with a total value of QR 7.2 billion, comprising eight design and construction supervision contracts for 24 new Expressway projects across Qatar for QR 3.3 billion, and two Construction contracts for the East-West Corridor project for QR 3.9 billion.
Awarding the contracts of “Roads & infrastructure projects in local areas” Programme follows the conclusion of the “framework contracts strategy” in December last year. The framework, which will be implemented across all the 200 plus Roads & infrastructure development projects, is a comprehensive pre-qualification process for contractors. As part of the process 75 qualified companies have been approved to implement construction and development projects under the Programme within the next five to seven years.
Ashghal has adopted the Framework Contracts to expedite the implementation of construction and development projects within the scope of the Programme. Qualified companies will be awarded contracts to implement works assigned by Ashghal according to the approved prices previously submitted by the companies. This will speed up the selection process of the contractors, and ensure fast delivery in accordance with the international quality standards.
The Framework Contracts also aims to enhance the role of Qatari companies, and develop their capacity. Under the framework process, the main criteria for the selection process is the need for the successful bidders to be either a Qatari-registered company, or a joint venture of an international firm with a Qatari partner who owns not less than 50% of the shares of the company. The Framework Contracts will also allow Qatari companies to gain the experience needed to participate in larger projects in the future.
1- Construction and Development of Al Rayyan Road – from West of New Al Rayyan Roundabout to East of Bani Hajer Roundabout
This QR 1,019,796,221 contract was awarded to a joint-venture between Six Construct Qatar Limited and Boom Construction Company.
Al Rayyan Road Upgrade project stretching from West of New Rayyan roundabout to East of Bani Hajer roundabout comprises the construction and upgrade of 2.9 km of four lanes in each direction separated by a central median in addition to 2km of side roads, and associated service roads (approximately 5.8km).
The project will start on Q1 2014, and is due to be completed by Q3 2016
The project will include new and improved pedestrian footpaths and cycleways, major infrastructure improvements including storm water drainage network with major micro tunnelling work, treated sewage effluent networks and upgrades to electrical and telecommunication networks.
Grade separated interchanges will eliminate waiting times and provide free flowing traffic for Rayyan Road users.
The project includes the following main junctions:
Al Rayyan/Al Wajbah Street – at grade right-in/right-out junction at the grade level
Al Rayyan/Al Shafi Street – two-level Interchange – at grade signalised junction with Rayyan Road free flow through an underpass
Al Rayyan/Al Qalah St. (Castle R/A) – two-level Interchange – at grade signalised junction with Rayyan Road free flow through an underpass
2- Construction and Development of Al Rayyan Road – from west of the Olympic Roundabout to west of the New Al Rayyan Roundabout
The QR 3,433,203,090 was awarded to a joint-venture between Dogus Holdings and Onur. The project includes the construction and upgrading of the section of Rayyan Road that stretches from west of the Olympic Roundabout to the west of the New Al Rayyan Roundabout, together with the construction and upgrading of associated side and service roads. The total length of the improvement scheme is approximately 5.3km with four lanes in each direction separated by a central median in addition to 5.4km of side roads, associated service roads (approximately 10km), and secondary intersections.
The project will start on Q1 2014, and is due to be completed by Q1 2017
In addition, the project will include a network of pedestrian footpaths and cycle ways, artscape and landscape features. Major infrastructure improvements being implemented as part of the project include an electrical power station, storm water drainage network with major micro tunnelling work, treated sewage effluent networks and upgrades to electrical and telecommunication networks.
Grade separated interchanges will eliminate waiting times and provide free flowing traffic on Al Rayyan Road, Furosiya street, and Bu Erayyen (Al Bustan) Street.
The project will include the following main junctions:
Huwar Street (Furosiya)/ Al Rayyan Road – three-level interchange; at grade signalised junction with Rayyan Road free flow through an underpass and a free flow flyover for Huwar Street (Furosiya)
Bu Erayyen (Al Bustan) Street / Al Rayyan Road – three-level interchange; at grade signalised junction with Rayyan road free flow through an underpass and another underpass below it (-2 level) for Bu Erayyen (Al Bustan) Street
Al Amir Street – upgrade of the existing three-level interchange providing a one directional ramp heading west for North bound traffic (motorists heading north).
Jassim Bin Hamad Street– two-level interchange (Trumpet interchange)
Rayyan Road at grade with Jassim Bin Hamad street free flow through an underpass
Bu Erayyen (Al Bustan) Street / Al Rayyan Qadeem Street – two-level interchange
At grade signalised junction with Bu Erayyen (Al Bustan) Street free flow through an underpass
Huwar Street (Furosiya)/Al Rayyan Qadeem Street – two-level interchange
At grade signalised junction with Furosiya street free flow underpass
3- Design and Construction of the first phase of the New Orbital Highway
The contract for the design and construction of the first phase of the New Orbital Highway valuing QR 3,262,438,906 was awarded to a joint-venture between J&P Overseas Ltd and J&P Avax S.A.
The project includes approximately 45km of road network, and represents 25% of the 180km long Orbital highway. The project is located to the South West of Doha and provides a new dual carriageway connecting the New Doha Port and Al Wakrah bypass, with the other phases of the New Orbital Highway, and the construction of a road linking Mesaieed road to the East/West Corridor.
The project will encompass approximately 45km of a major new dual carriage road plus four junctions. The cross section of the roads will provide four lanes in each direction with the provision of two future lanes, and provision for footways and cycleways.
Major infrastructure improvements being implemented as part of the project include a storm water drainage network, treated sewage effluent networks, and electrical and telecommunication networks. Allowance for the future long distance rail and freight rail has been accommodated in the project.
This phase includes four grade separated interchanges as follows:
Al Wukair Bypass/ Wukair Road 1 : two-level interchange with Wukair Bypass at grade and Wukair Road 1 as flyover
Wukair Bypass / Wukair Road 2 : two-level interchange with Wukair Bypass at grade and Wukair Road 2 as flyover
Mesaieed Road / Wukair Bypass: two-level interchange with Mesaieed Road at grade and Wukair Bypass as flyover providing access to the New Doha Port
Mesaieed Road / Mesaieed Road 1: two-level interchange with Mesaieed Road at grade and Mesaieed Road 1 as flyover providing access to the New Doha Port.
On completion the New Orbital Highway Project between Al Khor and Mesaieed will provide an orbital road around Doha, and will create a truck route between Mesaieed Industrial City and Ras Laffan Industrial City reducing heavy vehicle movements through the city. It will also provide better connectivity between the north, south and the west. The infrastructure of the Orbital road will include passways for camels, weighing stations, side road parking bays, storm water drainage, ITS and control systems, green landscape and metal beam guardrails on both sides of the roads.
Roads & infrastructure projects in local areas
1- Development and upgrading of infrastructure for the Commercial Street in Al Khor
The QR 245,070,362 contract for the development and upgrading of infrastructure for the Commercial Street in Al Khor was awarded to Gulf Consolidated Contractors. The project includes upgrading the current road and developing new roads and drainage systems to cover the needs of this developed street. To ease traffic flow and congestion, the project will provide service roads, parking bays and traffic signal controlled junctions that will improve commercial and residential access
The project will start on Q1 2014, and is due to be completed by Q4 2015
2- First package of the Industrial Area project
The contract of QR 1,360,486,051 for the first package of Doha Industrial Area project was awarded to a joint-venture (JV) of Qatar Trading and Contracting Group/ MSF Engenharia, SA
The objective of the project is essentially to rehabilitate and upgrade the roads and infrastructure in the Doha Industrial Area in line with future plans, while respecting existing development as much as possible. The extent of the project is approximately 480 hectares with about 38km of roadwork.
The project will start on Q1 2014, and is due to be completed by Q3 2016
Addressing the infrastructure deficiencies in this important area, Ashghal will provide complete infrastructure layout including upgraded roads, sewerage overhaul, traffic signals, pedestrian and cycle routes, and street lighting and landscaping to improve quality of life for Industrial Area communities. This will be manifested in safer roads for smooth traffic flow, less pollution, improved aesthetics and sanitation, and better information for road users.
This project is one of the most vital development projects of the area as it will upgrade the roads and create an integrated infrastructure network that caters to the needs of the 580 business plots in that area, and would reflect positively on the business owners as well as their suppliers and customers.
3- First package of the construction of an integrated infrastructure for North and East Al Kheesa (Rawdat Al Hamama district)
The contract for Al-Kheesa North & East (Rawdat Al-Hamama District) amounting to QR 313 million was awarded to a joint-venture between Combined Group Co. for Trading & Contracting and Sacyr Construction S.A.
The first package covers an area of 153 hectares, representing approximately 11% of the entire development project of Al Kheesa area. The contract will serve 654 residential plots and 3 commercial plots, 2 schools and 9 mosques, in addition to 12 public gardens, 3 car parking plots and 20 various buildings.
The project will start on Q1 2014, and is due to be completed by Q3 2015
The roads and infrastructure project in Al-Kheesa North & East (Rawdat Al-Hamama District),Package 1, is located approximately 10 km north of central Doha between the existing Al Khor expressway and Al Shamal road in the Al Daayen Municipality.
The entire site is 1365 hectares and will accommodate approximately 4000 residential properties and associated neighbourhood development. The site is currently under development with approximately 800 properties under construction. There are no existing roads within the site, although there are existing temporary access roads and few others are currently under construction. The project has been split into three Packages to facilitate a phased design and construction process to expedite construction.
4- First package of Rawdat Abal Heeran roads and infrastructure development
The contract for the first package of the construction and development of infrastructure at Rawdat Abal Heeran is worth QR 547,233,900. The Rawdat Abal Heeran roads and infrastructure project is approximately 760 hectares in size and comprises of large open desert on the western periphery of Doha, north of the Sailiya Road, in the municipality of Al Rayyan. The project area has been divided into four phases with package 1 comprising of phases 3&5, approximately 313 hectares in size.
The project will start on Q1 2014, and is due to be completed by Q1 2016
Rawdet Abal Heeran Package 1 consists of approximately 40 km of roads supporting the infrastructure for 1102 residential plots, 4 schools, 15 mosques, 42 parks / open places, one government building and 61 diverse buildings. The projects development objective is to provide roads, drainage and associated infrastructure to support a large residential development in Muaither precinct in West Doha.
As part of its community outreach efforts and to ensure public safety, Ashghal will implement an integrated programme for raising awareness in areas where the local roads and drainage projects will be implemented, especially that most of these areas are residential, and include schools and public parks.
Ashghal will distribute flyers in both Arabic and English, to all residents and businesses’ owners in these areas, including important information on these projects and safety measures required depending on the nature of the project. The public will also be notified about the starting dates of the works, closures, and local traffic diversions. There will also be continuous communication with the residents of these areas to know their needs, complaints, and suggestions.
Ashghal urged the residents of the development areas to communicate with the Public Work Authority’s Contact Centre on 4495 1111 for inquiries or complaints.