The Public Works Authority (Ashghal) has been lauded and congratulated for speedy implementation of the first phase of the Al Rayyan Road Upgrade Project.
The phase was opened yesterday in the presence of HE Jassim Seif Ahmed al-Sulaiti, Minister of Transport and Communications; HE Mohamed bin Abdullah al-Rumaihi, Minister of Municipality and Environment; Dr Saad bin Ahmed al-Muhannadi, president of Ashghal; and other senior officials from the Ministry of Municipality and Environment, Ministry of Transport and Communications, Ashghal, General Directorate of Traffic and Al Rayyan Municipality.
The ministers and attendees were briefed through a presentation on the project’s implementation phases, which extend for approximately 2.9km from the west of Khalid Bin Abdullah Al Attiyah roundabout (New Al Rayyan roundabout) to the east of Bani Hajer roundabout, in addition to a visit to the project site, particularly to the underpasses of Al Qalaa and Al Shafi interchanges that were opened to traffic.
HE al-Sulaiti congratulated the authority for completing the project before its deadline, stressing that the road would provide smooth traffic flow and works were continuing expeditiously for timely accomplishment of the remaining portion. He pointed out that the road is complete by all standards, including with regard to
He expressed gratitude to all the entities involved in the project for their co-ordinated efforts and implementation of the works.
On his part, HE al-Rumaihi expressed pleasure at the accelerated pace of implementation and Ashghal’s commitment to opening this phase before the scheduled date, noting that expediting the implementation of projects such as interchanges would contribute to enhancing traffic movement.
He explained that the portion opened yesterday would help reduce traffic congestion in surrounding areas such as Al Rayyan, Muaither and Al Shafi, having a particularly significant impact on Al Rayyan Municipality - one of the largest in terms of population.
Further, he hoped that the rest of the Al Rayyan upgrade project would be completed in the coming months and provide smooth traffic movement from Doha to Dukhan, serving people and supporting economic services in the area.
Speaking at the formal launch of the interchanges, Dr al-Muhannadi said the authority was committed to delivering projects on or before the schedule.
“The opening of the first phase of Al Rayyan Road Upgrade Project two months before schedule shows Ashghal’s determination to accelerate the pace of implementation and rescheduling vital projects to be delivered before their deadlines,” he added, noting that the opening of the first phase would contribute to the improvement of traffic movement in the area and shorten travel time by around 20-30%. “The full positive impact will clearly appear after completion of the main Al Rayyan-Dukhan Corridor in 2018, after which more than half the
travel time will be shortened.”
The Ashghal president also lauded HE the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani’s keenness to closely follow up on the implementation of ongoing projects.