13 Feb 2018 - 0:30

Two packages of roads & infrastructure project in Bani Hajer North complete

The Peninsula

DOHA: The Public Works Authority “Ashghal” has announced completion of packages 1 and 7 of Roads and Infrastructure Development project in Bani Hajer North – Rawdat Egdaim.
Ashghal held a meeting yesterday with a number of residents of Bani Hajer North area at the Majlis of Mohammed Saleh Al Khayareen, Member of the Central Municipal Council for Bani Hajer constituency, in attendance of Eng Saoud Al Tamimi, Ashghal’s Roads Projects Department Manager, Eng Ali Ashkanani, Head of Northern Areas Section in the Roads Projects Department and concerned engineers.
During the meeting, Ashghal made the announcement about the completion of the packages. Mohammad Saleh Al Khayareen, expressed his happiness over the visit paid by the officials to the residents of the constituency, highlighting the satisfaction of Bani Hajer residents with the roads and infrastructure development implemented in the area.
Al Khayareen also praised Ashghal’s quick response to citizens’ requests. Eng Saoud Al Tamimi, pointed out that packages 1 and 7 of the Roads and Infrastructure Development project in Bani Hajer North will bring great benefits for the residents of Bani Hajer, which is currently witnessing a rapid urban development.
“The project provides integrated infrastructure and the latest roads network linking Bani Hajer to Doha, Dukhan and the rest of the country through the expressway network. The road network will reduce travel time in Bani Hajer area by 60 percent, in addition to providing a direct access to the Mall of Qatar.”
Eng Ali Ashkanani, said that package 1 of the project serves 663 residential plots in an area of 1.62 sq km, where wide-scale improvements have been carried out to the roads’ network with a total length of 28km and widths between 16 and 30 metres, in addition to providing signal-controlled intersections.  “These improvements will ease the access to all residential and business establishments in the area as well as a number of schools and mosques,” he said.   
“Also, as part of this package, the western section of Al Terhab Street was widened to connect Bani Hajer area with the Celebrations Road and the Mall of Qatar,” he added. Regarding Package 7 of the project, Eng Ashkanani stated that it serves 520 residential plots in an area of 1.35 square kilometres, through the construction of 21 km of local roads using the latest standards and specifications to replace the temporary roads in the area.
The project also provided telecommunications lines and about 40 electrical substations. To enhance traffic safety in the area, many signboards and speed humps were installed as part of packages 1 and 7, in addition to installing 1,937 light poles, building 7,100 car parking bays, and providing 94 km of shared pedestrians and cyclist lanes to encourage residents to adopt a healthy lifestyle.