Regional News


June 2015

Hochtief Solutions-Ashghal sign deal

Hochtief Solutions Middle East based in Doha has signed a €256-million ($296 million) contract for construction of the central section of a new sewerage network with Qatar’s Public Works Authority (Ashghal).

The deal to design and build the 14.7-km tunnel was signed together with Al Sraiya Strabag for Roads and Infrastructure and Petroserv under the Inner Doha Re-sewerage Implementation Strategy (Idris).

The contract is part of an refurbishment and expansion of the sewerage system in the south of Doha.


Qatar to build underwater TV studio

Qatar plans to build an underwater broadcast studio for TV coverage during the Fifa World Cup in 2022, said a report citing a designer working on potential plans for the project.

Reef Worlds, a US-based company that focuses on building ‘sustainable underwater tourism sites’ would be carving the studio out of rock for around $30 million, reported the Arabian Business

“The project, which we are in the process of designing as an underwater broadcast centre, is quite a real possibility,” said Patric Douglas, CEO of Reef Worlds.


Ashghal to build pedestrian bridges

Qatar’s Public Works Authority (Ashghal) plans to build about 160 pedestrian bridges in different parts of the country, a top official said.

“A pedestrian bridge has already been completed and opened at the East Industrial Area. Design and plan for about 20 to 30 bridges have been prepared. Architectural design for the pedestrian bridge at the central vegetable market area is being prepared,” Yousef Al Emadi, senior engineer and manager of road operation and maintenance department at Ashghal was quoted as saying in a Gulf Times report.


BIA seeks bids for ICT works

The Information and Communications Technology (ICT) tender is the latest in a series of tenders being released as part of the airport modernisation programme (AMP) of Bahrain International Airport’s (BIA).

This follows the main works tender shared with shortlisted bidders last month. Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed, Bahrain’s Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications, said: “Following a thorough filtering of all the ICT prequalification submissions, we have released the official tender to the shortlisted candidates and expect to receive their bids by this month. We plan to award the ICT contract in September this year.

The ICT tender is a significant part of the overall project and covers the design and integration of all ICT and ultra-low voltage systems.

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