As part of its strategic plans to deliver state-of-the-art infrastructure, the Public Works Authority ‘Ashghal’ announced it had started executing the contract for the development of Rawdat Legdeim / Bani Hajer area (North), part of Al Rayyan Municipality, on April 29.
Speaking at a press conference, Eng. Saoud Al Tamimi Manager of the Roads Projects Department and Manager of the Local Roads & Drainage Programme at Ashghal, gave a presentation about the first phase of the project, including photos and a video showing how the area would look like once the project is completed.
The conference was held in the presence of representatives from Al Rayyan Municipality and from Ashghal and the companies working on the project.
The project will provide a complete infrastructure including a new road network, a sewerage network, traffic signals and street landscaping that will improve the quality of life for residents of Rawdat Legdeim / Bani Hajer and the neighbouring communities, and provide roads that will link the entire area and ultimately connect it with the adjacent Doha road network.
This is a new area that comprises of plots that have been granted recently to nationals. However, the project will provide comprehensive infrastructure for the residential units, educational institutions and businesses located in Rawdat Legdeim / Bani Hajer and the surrounding areas. The project will also ensure continuous provision of essential facilities such as water supply and sewage surface water drainage, transport, energy distribution networks and telecommunication facilities for the local community.
To minimise inconvenience to the local community, Asghal will make sure that access is maintained throughout the project to all properties. And, wherever possible, construction works surrounding schools will be carried out during vacations and school closing hours. School entrances and exits will remain open during school hours, and safe routes around the working area will be available.
Upon completion, the project will provide residents with world class services and amenities such as walking and cycling lanes and car parks. Safety measures are always a priority, thus the project will also include pedestrians crossings with safety fencing and clear signage around the area, said Ashghal.
To be built on a 152-hectare plot, the construction works on the project will be divided into two phases. Phase one will include the layout of approximately 23 km of arterial and local roads with varying corridor widths ranging from 16 to 40 m. The road network will contain two signalised junctions together with priority intersections to ensure road safety and efficient traffic movement in the neighbourhood.
Commenting on the announcement, Eng. Saoud Al Tamimi said: “Developing the roads and infrastructure in Rawdat Legdeim / Bani Hajer area as per the best international standards, drives socio-economic growth, and is in conformity with Qatar National Vision 2030 to provide a comprehensive infrastructure in all areas of Qatar”
Ashghal’s Local Roads and Drainage Programme is designed to upgrade and maintain the road and drainage network across the country’s five regions (Qatar North, Qatar South, Doha North, Doha South and Doha West).