Ashgal signs construction contracts worth US$ 1.5 bn toward infrastructure, networks and sewage facilities

Posted on 4th December 2014

Qatar's Public Works Authority (Ashghal) has signed 12 construction contracts at a total value exceeding QR 5.5 billion (US$ 1.5 billion) including the construction and development of integrated infrastructure, the construction of networks and sewage treatment facilities.


By signing the new contracts, Ashghal takes the value of its contract awarding since January 2014 to QR 26 billion (US$ 7.1 billion), the authority's president Nasser bin Ali Al Mawlawi said on the sidelines of the signing ceremony, during which he put pen to paper on the agreements along with representatives of the companies that will carry out the projects.

"The construction contracts that we are in the process of signing today are worth putting under the spotlight as the execution of these projects is a major step within the authority's framework in the field of infrastructure," Al Mawlawi said.

He added that the projects signed since the turn of the year include infrastructure projects worth over QR 22.5 billion (US$ 6.1 billion) and buildings contracts exceeding QR 2.5 billion (US$ 686 million), which, he said, indicates the state's keenness and commitment to "support and implement important development projects" that meet the needs of citizens and residents. "The coming year will also witness the execution of a different set of infrastructure projects within the local roads and drainage program and the development and improvement of facilities," he added.

Al Mawlawi appealed to the public to "understand the importance and the need for implementing these projects," calling on them to "look at the positive impacts that these projects will have on our homeland and on the citizens' lives."

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