Doha: The Public Works Authority (Ashghal) announced the commencement of works on the Roads and Infrastructure Project in South Al Meshaf (Package 9) which is part of Ashghal’s plan to implement infrastructure projects for citizens’ subdivisions in the southern regions of the country. This announcement comes after having had recently announced the start of the implementation of the eighth package of the project in January, and the seventh package, last August.
On completion, the project will develop a 23km-long network of internal streets in the area and a 9.5-km-pedestrian and cycle track, equipped with road safety features and street lighting as well as road signs and marks, to regulate the traffic flow and enhance safety on the roads. This is in addition to upgrading infrastructure facilities to respond to residents’ needs and urban growth in the future.
The project is located South of Doha and South West Al Wakra while being bordered by Rekayya Street to the South, Al Wukair Road to the North and by The Southern Part of Doha Express Highway to the East. The upgrading works will be implemented into three geographical zones which will be carried out successively, where the duration of each phase will be one year. Full completion of the project is scheduled for Q4, 2023.
Eng. Hamad Al-Maejeba, Project Engineer at the Southern Area Section of the Roads Projects Department in Ashghal, stated that the project serves 682 citizens’ subdivisions in South Al Meshaf Area providing upgraded infrastructure services including a 23.5-km-long foul sewer network, 56 km of surface and groundwater drainage network, 9.5 km of Treated Sewerage Effluent (TSE) network and a 9-km-long potable water network.
In addition, new sewage pipelines will be provided and connected with Qatar’s main sewage network. Construction works will also include an emergency flood area with a total capacity of 40,000 m3 to provide proper protection for the entire area against flooding and excess rainfall.
Package 9 of the Roads and Infrastructure in South Al Meshaf Project is being implemented by the joint venture of Development Company for Road Works and Qatar Building Engineering Company, at a cost of approximately QAR 544,540 million and is part of the New Subdivisions Program which is carried out by the Public Works Authority and includes a number of development projects across Qatar.