Qatar Rail has signed agreements totally worth over $32 billion, in order to proceed with the Doha Metro Project, said Hamad Al-Bishri, deputy CEO and chief program officer, Qatar Rail.
“Today, we are proud to announce that we have officially begun work for the setup of the metro stations in 20 out of 25 locations, and started with the preliminary drilling works for the metro tunnels — reaching close to 5 meters in depth in some locations — in key areas, in hopes that Phase 1 of the Doha Metro will be completed in 2019,” Al-Bishri added.
Similarly, we are moving ahead at great speed with The Lusail Light Rail Transit, slated to be officially delivered by end of 2016; having already finalized the drilling works for the project’s tunnels, we’ve completed over 55 percent of the drilling works for its stations.
“We have always strived to make our mark in the world of modern transport, our railway projects ranking among the biggest, most sophisticated and most developed in the Middle East Region. We continue to do so, working by a delicate yet crucial business equation that sits on three ground principles: transparency, quality and timely delivery.
Our projects work in full integration to connect Qatar’s key areas with each other and with their vital extensions, whereby the Doha Metro will tie together the capital’s inner and outer areas such as Lusail city, the New Doha International Airport, the Education City, Al Wakrah and the West Bay area,” he said.