The Qatar Public Works Authority has made a contract with Italian company for the development of infrastructure in the residential area of Shamal, which is situated in the north of Doha. The development project of Shamal is part of Framework Contract for Local Roads and Drainage Programme (LR&DP).
The Italian company is part of the consortium formed with Bin Omran of Qatar, bagged the contract over three competing consortia which were from Asia, the USA, and the Gulf, as reported by company spokesperson.
As per the contract made by the two companies, the building of primary urban infrastructures in the residential area of Shamal, is expected to be completed in a period of 30 months. The Italian company Salini Impregilo will be responsible for implementing Package 01, which includes almost 25% of the area under development. This also includes roads and infrastructures of Al Zubara in the western district, the northern district of central part of Abu Al-Dholof and southern district of Al-Shamal.
Additionally, the Italian company will carry the planning and designing of micro-tunneling of the water system for irrigation of green areas. The complete area for the residential development is measured to be 10.43 sq. km and will be connected to Doha via the North Road.
The Shamal deal is followed by signing of the US$859 million contract by the Italian company Salini Impregilo which happened recently to construct the Al Bayt stadium, regarded as one of the key venues for 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Salini Impregilo, the Italian company is already underway to work on Red Line North for Doha Metro, which is a 13 km stretch passing through seven underground stations and also the Abu Hamour hydraulic project.