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$520m road contracts for Greece, Qatar JV

Consolidated Contractors, Tayseer Contracting clinch two road projects

$20bn will be spent on new roads in Qatar over the next five years.
$20bn will be spent on new roads in Qatar over the next five years.

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The JV between Greece’s Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC) and Qatar's Teyseer Contracting Company has been awarded two contracts by Ashghal, the public works authority.

These are a $290million construction contract to build the Dukhan Highway Project section of the Doha Expressway, and a $230million contract to construct the F-Ring Road package of the project. Both projects will start next month and are expected to be completed in 2013.

The Dukhan Highway Project comprises about 66km of new highway between the existing Thani bin Jassim junction to the west of Doha and the existing Zikreet interchange near the Dukhan Industrial Area.

CCC’s works comprise about 15km of four-lane dual carriageway with shoulders, about 40km of surfaced roads, 15km of cycle track on the righthand side of the carriageway, three grade separated junctions and associated structures, one weight station, maintenance of traffic and detours, site clearance, pavements, safety installations, kerb, tracks and paved areas, fencing and traffic signs.

The F-Ring road is a new Primary Route between Al Muntazah street from the west to east of Al Matar street on the east side to access the New Doha International Airport.

Works in this package comprise construction of a new 8.7km roadway as the mainline of the F-Ring road, which will consist of a six- to eight-lane carriageway with ramps and service roads at interchanges.

With Qatar's plans to make Doha the region's 'bicycle city', Ashghal president Eng Nasser Al Mawlawi said the public works authority will incorporate cycling lanes on all new road infrastructure projects.

“For all our new projects, we will have dedicated cycling lanes, as mandated by higher authorities,” he said. State-run Ashghal has pledged to spend $20billion on new roads over the next five years.

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