Ashghal Aspires to Achieve World-Class Road Infrastructure Through an Impressive Five Year Spending Plan

By Iqpc Middle East, PRNE
Tuesday, February 22, 2011

DUBAI, UAE, February 23, 2011 - In recent months, Qatar's construction and infrastructure industry has
provided a focal point of interest for both regional and international
consultants and contractors looking to break into this lucrative market.
Ashghal, Public Works Authority, have pledged to increase spending to improve
the quality and safety of roads in the country with an estimated $20 billion
allocated for road projects over the next five years.

Qatar has embarked on a definitive mission to increase infrastructure to
meet the pace of demand, deliver high quality roads projects according to
schedule and to improve the overall safety of roads for the country.

The early evidence of the five year plan is highlighted by three of their
biggest road projects which are currently underway. The Doha Expressway,
currently under construction is valued at $27 million, the Dukhan Highway
also under construction has been valued at $300 million and the largest
proposed project, the Lusail Highway which is currently being tendered has
been valued at an impressive $687 million.

Ashghal are dedicated to establishing adequate infrastructure to support
the influx of visitors expected during 2022 FIFA World Cup and position Qatar
as a business hub. The country will face its own unique challenges, due to
previous insufficient masterplanning and future forecasting of existing
roads. Ashghal are therefore committed to selecting the right partners to
support them in their quest and address these previous construction
challenges to achieve easy serviceable and low maintenance roads.

IQPC's Road Planning, Design and Construction Middle East Summit is being
held under the patronage of Ashghal and will address the challenges ahead in
Qatar's ambitious road plans and will look to unite them with experienced
partners and solution providers. Jamal Shareeda Al-Kaabi will be delivering a
keynote presentation providing an insight into Ashghal as an organisation and
will be joined on the exclusive speaker panel by other Ashghal
representatives including Yassin Ibrahim Askar, Manager of the Expressway
Department, Ambrose McQuire, Infrastructure Affairs Advisor and Patrick
, Technical Advisor.

At this integral summit, Qatar's government officials will be joined by
representatives from across the Middle East including representatives from
Bahrain and Kuwait's Ministries of Public Works. For more information on this
un-missable event, please visit

Media are invited to join leaders in road engineering at these
prestigious Road Planning, Design and Construction Middle East Summit on 6 -
9 March 2010 at Intercontinental Hotel Doha, Qatar. Program will be opened by
the Head of Ashghal, Public Works Authority.

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