DUBAI, UAE, February 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In recent months, Qatar's construction and infrastructure industry has provided a focal point of interest for both regional and international consultants and contractors looking to break into this lucrative market. Ashghal, Public Works Authority, have pledged to increase spending to improve the quality and safety of roads in the country with an estimated $20 billion allocated for road projects over the next five years.
Qatar has embarked on a definitive mission to increase infrastructure to meet the pace of demand, deliver high quality roads projects according to schedule and to improve the overall safety of roads for the country.
The early evidence of the five year plan is highlighted by three of their biggest road projects which are currently underway. The Doha Expressway, currently under construction is valued at $27 million, the Dukhan Highway also under construction has been valued at $300 million and the largest proposed project, the Lusail Highway which is currently being tendered has been valued at an impressive $687 million.
Ashghal are dedicated to establishing adequate infrastructure to support the influx of visitors expected during 2022 FIFA World Cup and position Qatar as a business hub. The country will face its own unique challenges, due to previous insufficient masterplanning and future forecasting of existing roads. Ashghal are therefore committed to selecting the right partners to support them in their quest and address these previous construction challenges to achieve easy serviceable and low maintenance roads.
IQPC's Road Planning, Design and Construction Middle East Summit is being held under the patronage of Ashghal and will address the challenges ahead in Qatar's ambitious road plans and will look to unite them with experienced partners and solution providers. Jamal Shareeda Al-Kaabi will be delivering a keynote presentation providing an insight into Ashghal as an organisation and will be joined on the exclusive speaker panel by other Ashghal representatives including Yassin Ibrahim Askar, Manager of the Expressway Department, Ambrose McQuire, Infrastructure Affairs Advisor and Patrick Brogan, Technical Advisor.
At this integral summit, Qatar's government officials will be joined by representatives from across the Middle East including representatives from Bahrain and Kuwait's Ministries of Public Works. For more information on this un-missable event, please visit http://www.roadinfrastructureme.com
Media are invited to join leaders in road engineering at these prestigious Road Planning, Design and Construction Middle East Summit on 6 - 9 March 2010 at Intercontinental Hotel Doha, Qatar. Program will be opened by the Head of Ashghal, Public Works Authority.
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