The Public Works Authority (Ashghal) has completed about 95% of the road network connecting the 2022 FIFA World Cup stadiums, president Saad bin Ahmed al-Muhannadi said on Sunday.
“This contributed considerably to the smooth transport of spectators to a number of stadiums that hosted the FIFA Club World Cup and Gulf Cup,” he pointed out.
The senior official was addressing the first day of the World Congress of Engineering and Technology (WCET), organised by Qatar University in co-operation with Ashghal.
The four-day event is being held under the patronage of HE the Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz al-Thani.
The WCET will join both the IEEE International Conference on Informatics, IoT, and Enabling Technologies (ICIoT20) and International Conference on Civil Infrastructure and Construction.
The Ashghal president recalled that the authority has accomplished the construction of more than 750km of highways over the past years, including 120km in 2019 alone, ushering in a qualitative leap and enhanced traffic across the country.
During 2019, Ashghal completed 400km of local road works and infrastructure serving many residential areas and signed seven new contracts worth some QR3bn to serve 3,090 housing plots, based on the architectural plan approved by the Ministry of Municipality and Environment.
“Ashghal’s achievements come within the framework of Qatar's interest in the infrastructure, construction and reconstruction sector in line with the aspirations of national vision 2030 and to serve the hosting of the 2022 FIFA World Cup,” he said.
Ashghal is currently working on implementing a wide range of infrastructure programmes throughout the country. Al-Muhannadi cited the co-operation between all governmental and relevant institutions in the country to provide efficient and sustainable infrastructure that support the accelerated development witnessed by the country.
The official described the WCET as a basic reference for everything related to the field of construction and infrastructure, as it constitutes an important channel and platform to review the opportunities and challenges faced by these sectors.
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