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Al Jaber wins Lusail City highways contract

Contractor wins deal from master developer to build roads, utilities in Qatar mega project

Al Jaber wins Lusail City highways contract
Lusail City, which will have 200,000 residents and capacity to accommodate twice that many people, is scheduled to be completed by 2019

Lusail Real Estate Development Company (LREDC) on Monday said it has awarded a contract for highways and associated utility networks for Qatar's Lusail City.

The deal has been awarded to Al Jaber & Partners (AJP), the company said in a statement without disclosing the value of the contract.

Lusail City aims to attract 80,000 visitors, 200,000 residents and 170,000 workers. With 37 sq km of waterfront land that will be divided into 19 mixed-use districts.

Essa Mohammed Ali Kaldari, CEO of LREDC, said: "I am extremely proud to oversee one of the world's most visionary single developments. Lusail City represents the hopes and aspirations of the people of Qatar.

"The new extension to Doha is a meticulously planned urban development unlike anything seen before."

He added that the Al Jaber & Partners contract is set to be completed within 18 months.

The project's scope of work includes the construction of highways, highway structures, intersections and utility networks.

Mohammad Jawhar, Al Jaber & Partners managing director, said: "We are delighted to be awarded a second project at Lusail. We are very proud of the exceptional safety record we achieved for the first project we completed."

Last month, LREDC said it has completed infrastructure on the first phase of the flagship development and has begun handover of plots to investors.

The arm of Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund said the 1.8m sqm Marina District would be the first of 19 districts at the Lusail City development.

Marina District will be home to an estimated population of 30,000 residents and 50,000 workers and will be serviced by a light-rail transit network that will connect to the rest of Lusail city and underground stations.

Lusail City, which will include man-made islands, an entertainment district, an office park for energy companies, a golf course and five stadiums, is slated for completion by 2019.

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