Ashghal urged to speed up infrastructure projects

Qatar's premier highlights number of developments needing completion

Qatari Prime Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani.
Qatari Prime Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani.

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Public works Authority (Ashghal) has the Prime Minister and Interior Minister, H E Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, urging it to complete infrastructure projects on time.

In areas where Qataris have been allotted free land on which to build homes, Ashghal was pressed to speed up development projects, including the completion of basic amenities such as water, electricity and sewage, in an effort to establish residential areas.

The premier stressed coordination between government agencies involved in the planning of new areas to finalise infrastructure and pay attention to the completion of access roads to new areas in Umm Birka and Aba Sleel for industrial use, workers’ accommodation and storage units for companies.

The premier was also briefed on plans to solve the issue of Al Karaana waste water landfill.

The Peninsula reports that new pumping stations will be built for sewage tankers near treatment plants until the completion of sewage networks, and treatment plants will be developed to receive tankers, thereby reducing dependence on the landfill.

The premier stressed the need to complete projects on time, including the Abu Nakhlah Lake project, which involves draining it and rehabilitating the area, making it environmentally-friendly.

Engineer Nasser bin Ali Al Mawlawi, the Deputy Under- Secretary for Urban Planning Affairs at the ministry noted that the premier’s second visit to Ashghal this year reflected the importance he gave to infrastructure projects, which are vital for Qatar’s socio-economic growth and providing citizens with world-class services.

 

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