Web posted at: 10/20/2009 1:28:52
Source ::: The Peninsula
|Acting General Manager of Ashghal Nasser Ali Al Mawlawi and Business Development Manager of Aljaber Engineering Chan Chung-Yan shakes hands after the signing ceremony held at the Ashghal headquarters yesterday. Salim Matramkot|
DOHA: The Public Works Authority (Ashghal) has signed a slew of major projects in roads, drainage, and building sectors. The QR1bn plus value projects include construction of a number of schools, construction of roads and development of drainage networks.
Nasser Ali Al Mawlawi, Acting General Manager, Ashghal, signed the contracts with the concerned companies at a function held at the Authority’s headquarters yesterday. One of the key projects, include the development and modernisation of road infrastructure in Madinat Khalifa (South).
The work include reconstruction of roads with new asphalt and curbstones, interlocking tiles for footpaths, parking lots, in addition to the implementation of the new network for the rain water drainage upgrading the old drainage network with disposal rooms, upgrading fresh water network with domestic links, as well as modernising the telephone lines, electricity network and .
The QR178.5m project covers an area from Markhia Roundabout up to Emigration Roundabout, between Khalifa Street and Omar bin Khatab Street.
Ashghal signed a separate contract with QBS International for the development of internal roads of Madinat Khalifa (North) and Markhiya. The project envisages development of all internal infrastructures and upgrading the asphalt level, footpaths, interlock, landscaping and street lighting.
The contract with Marbo contracting company include the earthworks for peripheral roads at Barwa City-Phase-I. The project works include the clean up of the site and removal of all debris and waste material and its disposal in the treatment plant for hazardous substances at 40km away from the project site.
The works also include re-establishment of the existing hanagar construction on the actual borders of the proposed Barwa city. The proposed project also includes temporary protection to owned by Qatar petroleum and the establishment of concrete walls adjacent to the proposed road platform.
Road development in Central Rayyan is another major contract that the Authority signed yesterday. The works consists of construction roads and intersections in the Zone of 35 of Al Rayyan Municipality. The work also include facilitating the work on the project taking into account the future works including traffic diversions and protecting existing services such as services of water, electricity, telephone and drainage.
Design and Construction of a 1200 Transmission Main to Al Rakhiya Farm from Doha West and Operation and maintenance of two Sewer Treatment Plants at Nuaija and Industrial area are the other two key projects.
Ashghal also signed contract for the construction of six different school complexes. The school building consists of two-story reinforced concrete construction comprising 25 classrooms to accommodate a total of 650 students. The building will have facilities of laboratory, indoor game halls, a theatre and external services including guardrooms, service rooms, sports arena, shaded car parking and compound wall around a total area of 10,000 square meters.
Web posted at: 10/20/2009
Source ::: The Peninsula
DOHA: The Public Works Authority (Ashghal) has revealed that discussions were progressing to resolve the disputes between Ashghal and the contracting companies which are involved in some of the prestigious projects of the Ashghal, the Authority has revealed.
Talking to reporters here yesterday, Nasser Ali Al Mawlawi, Acting General Manager, Ashghal said that the project works of Street, a major component of the multi-million riyal Doha , would be resumed by the end of this year.
The prestigious 22 February Interchange and Al Amir Street is a major infrastructure development projectundertaken by Ashghal as part of its efforts to modernise the infrastructure network of the State. This important part of Doha Expressway project is estimated at QR15bn. The 22 February and Amir Street project is a 6km stretch beginning from Emigration Interchange extending up to Al Asiri Underpass on D Ring road. The project estimated at QR1.28bn includes construction of four interchanges with one bridge and one of them with four levels with three-lane dual carriageways. The work also include construction of 5.5km service road along the major street.
The Joint Venture comprising of Germany and Al Hamid of UAE undertakes the project. The project was halted following a financial dispute between Ashghal and the contracting company early this year. The company left the work in midway March this year. The tug of war between Ashghal and the contracting company had also affected the project work of Industrial Interchange. The project is again part of Doha Expressway. The project site in the west side entrance to Doha is interlinked with two busy routes, Salwa International Highway and Industrial area, and therefore people are eagerly waiting for the completion of works on the route.
“The disputes between the contractors of some projects have almost resolved. The discussions regarding some other projects are fast progressing”, Al Mawlawi said. He said Ashghal is not discriminating local companies with foreign companies while awarding contract to major projects. There are a good number of local companies which are involved in some of our prestigious projects.
On the delay in the completion of schools projects, Al Mawlawi said the recession and the dispute between Ashghal and a section of contracting companies have contributed to delay in project works. “However, we are confident of completing the school projects well ahead of the next academic year,” he said.