Qatar Local Time

Latest Qatar News

Work on Qatar Rail to begin by year-end

The bidding process for the Qatar Rail project will begin any time soon, with the excavation work of tunnels for the underground rail lines likely to begin by end of this year, a senior official of Qatar Rail said.


The construction work for Qatar Rail project will begin by end of 2013. During the peak construction period, more than 20,000 workers will work daily until 2016, said Ahmed Nassar Al Kowsi, Logistic Director of Qatar Rail.


According to Al Kowsi, over the next decade, Qatar will announce about 500 projects pertaining to infrastructure development, such as roads, railways, electricity, stadiums, hotels and others.


Majority of these projects would be coming in from Kahramaa, Ashghal, Qatar Rail, and Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee. The projects will create high demand for construction-related materials such as cement, steel and others. Qatar Rail will require about eight billion tonnes of steel to complete the project.


Qatar plans to build four rail lines namely Red-North, Red-South, Green and Gold spread across the country. Major part of these lines will run underground. Contracts for excavation of tunnels are likely to be awarded to four companies soon.

Posted on 19/2/2013

Share This Page


Recent Articles

Hamad International Airport welcomes more than 120mn passengers

Largest official shopping festival Shop Qatar opens doors

New visa facilitation measures brings surge of visitors

QR1bn fund allocated for Doha facelift in the coming years

Shop Qatar to begin from 7th January 2018

New Square Mall unveiled

Qatar unveils design of first reusable stadium for World Cup 2022

Qatar simplifies residency procedures of expat workers

Qatar Ministry reveals details of e-travel authorization for on-arrival visa

Hospitality Qatar 2017 unveiled in Doha

 

Share This Page




Top