One of Qatar's most significant road projects, Sabah Al Ahmed Corridor, was officially inaugurated on Feb 24 by Qatar PM and Kuwait Deputy PM.
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His Excellency Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani, Prime Minister and Minister of Interior of the State of Qatar, and His Excellency Sheikh Hamad Jaber Al Ali Al Sabah, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense of the State of Kuwait, together inaugurated the Sabah Al Ahmad Corridor on Wednesday, February 24, 2021.
The inauguration coincides with celebration of the National Day and Liberation Day Anniversary of the State of Kuwait.
The Sabah Al Ahmed Corridor is meant to serve as a vital artery of Qatar’s road infrastructure and drives forward Qatar’s journey toward improving road access to all parts of the nation.
The Corridor has been named after Kuwaiti Amir HH Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmed Al Jaber Al Sabah and symbolizes the strength of the ties between the people of Qatar and Kuwait.
The first phase of the mega project was launched in September 2020. The project comprises 32 bridges including the largest bridge in the country at 2.6 kilometers.
It also features Qatar's first cable-stayed bridge at a length of 1.2 kilometers in addition to nine tunnels. Part of these is the longest and deepest two-way tunnel with a length of 2.1 kilometers and a depth of 25 meters.
The Corridor will serve about 25 residential neighborhoods such as Al Gharrafa, Al Luqta, Al Rayyan, Al Waab and Bu Hamour, as well as many commercial, educational, health facilities and other vital utilities.
The inaugural ceremony was attended by prominent guests including Their Excellencies the ministers, a delegation from State of Kuwait, members of diplomatic missions in Qatar, heads of entities, senior Ashghal officials and representatives of the companies implementing the project.
It is worth noting that all the remaining works on the highway such as service roads, landscaping, beautification and tree plantation works are scheduled to complete by end of 2021.