Construction

Ashghal signs nine contracts worth $384m for infrastructure projects

Deals will include work on roads and highways, sewage and schools and nurseries, among others

Ashghal, Qatar’s Public Works Authority, has signed nine contracts worth a total of $384m for local development and infrastructure projects, it was announced on Thursday.

The deals will include two contracts worth $118.9m for the construction and development of roads and infrastructure, while five contracts (worth $146.3m), will be signed for sewage projects. A further two contracts worth $117.8m were signed to build nurseries and schools, a report in Al Raya, a Qatari newspaper, said.

While speaking to the paper, Nasser Al Mawlawi, Ashghal’s president, said that local companies were now securing the largest share of contracts each year.

Some of the other major work that will be undertaken will include a 16km stretch of highway, known as the Huwailah Road Project, which will link the Ras Laffan Industrial City and areas of the country’s north-east.

According to the Gulf Times, another Qatari newspaper, the Bin Omran Trading and Construction Company has been awarded the Huwailah road project. However, the upgrading of Rayyan Road has been awarded to a consortium of HBK Contracting and QBS International.

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