Doha’s $35.7b network underway
Qatar Railways Co (QRail) is inviting bidders for Doha’s $35.7b metro project according to reports from Reuters.
The invitation to work on the 22km, 100 station network was extended on Saturday.
“This invitation is a major opportunity for local contracting companies to join in consortia with large international contractors to design and build six urgent construction packages that include 22 km of underground tunnels (and) 15 underground stations in the first stage,” said QRail CEO Saad Ahmed Al Muhannadi said in a statement released by the company.
“QRail is extending this invitation to all contractors with experience in the design and construction of railways, including both major underground and elevated civil works, to help build Qatar’s planned railways and create a metro system for Doha.
“Enabling works which include roads and utilities diversion will be particularly critical and the Qatar Railways Company is looking to partner with contractors who can showcase relevant capabilities and experience in this area,” the statement continued.
The metro will be complemented with an international railway, linked all six GCC member countries by 2017.