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Ashghal completes sewage network works in Al Gharrafa

Qatar Public Works Authority Ashghal, has announced the completion of a major, $ 55 million, advanced, sewage network project in Doha’s Al Gharrafa residential district

A view of a section of Doha's Al Gharrafa district.
A view of a section of Doha's Al Gharrafa district.

Qatar Public Works Authority Ashghal, has announced the completion of a major, $55m advanced, sewage network works in Doha’s Al Gharrafa residential district that serves 3,190 land plots in the project area that covers 5,860,000sqm.

All houses in the precinct will now be connected to the purpose-built drainage network.

The extensive project included building a sewage network in Zone 51 which comprises the Al Gharrafa, Al Nasiriyya, Izghawa, and Bani Hajer districts which all fall under Al Rayyan Municipality. The project also covers Zone 71 which consists of Al Kharaitiyat and Umm Al Amad wards which are under the Umm Salal Municipality jurisdiction. The sewage network is located 10km northwest of central Doha.

“With the successful completion of the advanced sewage system in the area, which is connected to Pumping Station 70, the use of septic tanks will be eliminated and a permanent sewage network will now be available,” said Ali Ibrahim Ashkanani, head of North Areas Section at Roads Projects Management Department in Ashghal, The Peninsula reported.

The technical works of the project included the laying of about 65km of main sewage pipes, which are durable and of high quality, the use of environmentally friendly building materials, in addition to construction 2,360 concrete manholes.

Ashkanani added that any completed project stays under warranty for 400 days, during which the contractor makes any required changes or maintenance, a standard for all Ashghal’s contracts.

The construction of the sewage network in Al Gharrafa was implemented by the local Oasis Trading and Contracting Company. It is one of the ‘Local Areas Infrastructure Programme’ projects, which covers all areas of Doha, main cities and outlying areas in Qatar.

Through this programme the Authority develops roads and infrastructure and implements specialised projects to develop and upgrade sewage and drainage networks across the country.

 

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