Ashghal has enough gabbro reserve for a year
21 Jun 2017 - 8:15
President of the Public Works Authority, Eng Saad bin Ahmed Al Muhannadi has said that gabbro reserves are enough for a year, and what was imported by land will now be shipped by sea. Addressing a press conference yesterday Al Muhannadi further said that the challenges had proved “strong planning and efforts of Ashghal & contractors”.
“They (three Gulf countries) also increased our ability to be self-reliant,” he said, adding that citizens’ lands were priority and being implemented as per schedule, like other projects that were being executed on time or earlier. “We will continue implementing our projects at the same pace as we have opened parts of our projects before their scheduled times.”
Ashghal President said that there were multiple sources and countries to get materials from such as Oman, Kuwait, India, European countries and others. “There is a QR2bn budget annually for citizens’ sub-divisions development.”
Meanwhile, Ashghal has signed three new construction contracts for “Citizens’ Sub-Divisions Development Projects”. Ashghal President said that the signing the new contracts is a continuation of Ashghal's efforts in implementing infrastructure projects for citizens’ sub-divisions through cooperation & coordination with Kahramaa and all concerned authorities in the country. The new contracts will provide infrastructure facilities to over 1600 land plots and the value of the three new contracts is more than QR815m.
On this occasion, Eng. Saad bin Ahmed Al Muhannadi said that signing the new contracts is a continuation of Ashghal's efforts in implementing projects that provide facilities and infrastructure for citizens’ sub-divisions through cooperation and coordination with Kahramaa and all concerned authorities in the country, in line with the directives of H E Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Rumaihi, Minister of Municipality and Environment, and the great importance Qatar attaches to this field. Ashghal President added:
"Ashghal is committed to the planned schedule for completing the infrastructure of citizens' sub-divisions; being one of our top priorities, through opening for tender Infrastructure projects for 10,400 land plot over three years, to be completed in five years.”
The first contract included the Roads and Infrastructure Development Project in Al Froosh/Al Kharaitiyat (Package 1), which was awarded to Bin Omran Trading & Contracting Company at a value of more than QR 265m.
The project will serve 619 land plots, and will include the construction of an 18km local roads network and a 33km sewage network.