The Prime Minister and Interior Minister H E Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani being briefed on one of the projects.
DOHA: The Prime Minister and Interior Minister H E Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani visited projects under construction by the Public Works Authority (Ashghal), including Doha North Sewage Treatment Works (DNSTW) and projects in Hamad Bin Khalifa Medical City.
He was accompanied by Nasser bin Ali Al Mawlawi, President of Ashghal, Jalal Yousef Al Salhi, Infrastructure Affairs Director, Lahdan Sagar Al Mohanadi, Building Affairs Director, and Ashghal’s department managers.
Al Mawlawi said: “The Prime Minister’s visit to Ashghal’s projects is a proof of his interest and concern for the development of infrastructure and buildings projects being implemented by Ashghal.”
He presented a project model of DNSTW, highlighting sections and phases, and Al Salhi gave a technical presentation on work areas and progress of the project.
The design and construction of the treatment plant costs about QR2.49bn ($684m) and the project is expected to be completed by the second quarter of this year.
DNSTW is being implemented by Keppel Seghers Engineering Singapore under the supervision of KEP International Consultant and Stanley Consultant.
Valued at about QR1.2bn, the plant’s operation contract will be implemented by Keppel Seghers for 10 years after project delivery.
The sewage treatment plant is the biggest project for an integrated drainage system to serve more than 900,000 people in the Doha North and West Bay areas in addition to Doha West, The Pearl and Lusail areas.
The drainage system includes a sewage treating plant with a capacity of 245,000 cubic meters per day, and sewage pumping station for treated sewage effluent.
The drainage system covers the area from Duhail to The Pearl through Umm Slal and Al Kharaitiyat areas.
Sewage effluent reaches the sewage treating plant through sewage pumping stations. Valued at about QR1.78bn, the pumping stations have been completed and are capable of pumping 680,000 cubic meters per day through three main pumping lines each 14.2km long, 40m deep, with a diameter of 1,600mm.
Valued at more than QR8bn, DNSTW is part of the integrated drainage programme, which includes similar networks varying in size that serve all parts of the country.
The Prime Minister also visited the HMC project, which spans over 227,000 square meters, and includes three specialised hospitals, a scientific centre for medical research and a bio-bank.
Dr Hanan Al Kuwari, Director of HMC, also accompanied the Premier during his visits.