Turkish group to build $2bn expressway in Qatar

With five lanes in each direction, the new highway will span 34km-long, and will incorporate eight intersections, and pedestrian, bicycle and motorcycle lanes

The 34km-long highway is set to be ready in 36 months.
The 34km-long highway is set to be ready in 36 months.

Qatar's Ministry of Municipality and Environment and Turkish Tekfen Holding Construction, have signed a deal to construct a $2.1bn (QAR7.6bn) highway in the Gulf state for the Al Khor Expressway project.

With five lanes in each direction, the new highway will span 34km-long, and will incorporate overpasses and underpasses, according to the company.

It will also include eight intersections, and pedestrian, bicycle and motorcycle lanes.

The highway is to set be complete in 36 months, news Anatolia reported.

Maritime and Communications Minister, Ahmet Arslan, said: "The Al Khor Expressway project will be a great example of collaboration between Qatar and Turkey in the field of construction.

“Qatar is going to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup and introduce great projects through its 2030 national vision. Turkish contractors have immense knowledge, experience, workforce in order to accomplish these projects.”

"Signing a free trade agreement with the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) is one of Turkey's aim. We would like to have your support to be able to execute this agreement and also accelerate our economic relations with Qatar," he added.

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