Ashghal: Community outreach to allay discontent
Qatar's public works department goes on national tour to outline the progress of its infrastructure projects
Public Works Authority, Ashghal, stated that a total cost of QR10bn ($2.7bn) for major development works for Al Wakra and Mesaieed will proceed over the next three years.
This follows public complaints about inconvenience caused to residents owing to the development works.
Called an Integrated Community Outreach Programme, Ashghal, in coordination with the Ministry of Municipality and Urban Planning (MMUP), held the community event to showcase infrastructure and building projects in the south of Qatar, The Peninsula reports.
Representatives from various organisations, businesses, schools, and residents of Al Wakra and Mesaieed attended the event at Al Wakra Municipality. A detailed presentation provided a comprehensive overview of the projects, including their components, stages and features, and what has been achieved to date.
Printed information was handed out and that included general information on the projects and contact details for Ashghal and community engagement officers responsible for each project.
The tour commenced at the Airport Street Interchange and went through to Al Aziziya Extension Interchange, both of which are due for construction as part of the project works.
On view were the bridges, columns and utilities currently under construction.
An overview of the projects was provided to the people. The event saw interaction from the audience who showed interest in what was being presented, and asked numerous questions that were answered by project engineers.
Ashghal said it will continue to engage communities about the progress of its projects and any traffic delays during the implementation stages.