Contract for final phase of Lusail City inked

 18 May 2014 - 10:16

The officials at the ceremony to award contract.

DOHA: The Lusail Real Estate Development Company (LREDC), which is responsible for execution of the Lusail City project, has awarded the final phase of the CP07A-1A Waterfront Commercial / Seef Lusail South Infrastructure works contract to a consortium comprising the Hamad bin Khalid Contracting Co and the Qatar Building Company (HBK-QBC), said a press statement yesterday.
The scope of work for the contract includes the construction of highways for the South of Seef Lusail Waterfront Commercial including paving of footpaths, development of sewage networks, storm water as well as potable water and irrigation systems, installation of street lights, signs, traffic signals and equipment for speed radars.
The works will also include the development and connection of power grids and telecommunications networks, as well as connections to central water, gas, district cooling, and waste management networks. The contract will also see HBK-QBC construct adjoining intersections to the Lusail ring road, as well as railway lines and bridges linking the waterfront with the Qatar Entertainment City.
LREDC, Qatar’s largest Greenfield developer and a subsidiary of the Qatari Diar Real Estate Company, awarded the contract to HBK-QBC amid other tender bids put forth by various Qatari contractors. LREDC did not provide any further details about the value of the contract and the timeframe for the implementation of the works.
Essa Mohammed Ali Kaldari, CEO of LREDC, said: “Lusail is eager to cooperate with local contractors, who in many ways comprise the backbone of Qatar’s local economy, and we are therefore proud of our association with some of the strongest local businesses. At the LREDC we will continue to seek out collaborations with local engineering and contracting firms through our many forums and seminars, while ensuring that companies who wish to bid for future tenders are provided sufficient time for planning and coordination.”
Sheikh Ali bin Hamad bin Khalid Al Thani, President of HBK Contracting Co, said: “HBK is honoured to take part in the innovative Lusail project. Being entrusted to help build one of the biggest and most state-of-the-art cities in Qatar, we are committed to delivering outstanding infrastructure that the nation will be proud of.”
The Peninsula