Qatar to go ahead with $1bn subsea tunnel

Officials said 12km tunnel will link new Doha airport with the city's financial centre.
Qatar to go ahead with $1bn subsea tunnel
QATAR CAPITAL: The subsea tunnel linking Dohas new airport and financial centre will go ahead as planned, officials said. (AFP/Getty Images)
By Elsa Baxter
Wed 03 Feb 2010 08:17 AM

Qatar will proceed with plans for a 12km subsea tunnel linking Doha’s new airport with the city’s financial centre, it has been reported.

Gulf Times reported on Wednesday that feasibility study and concept design for the $1bn have been submitted by the Danish engineering consultants COWI.

These are now awaiting approval from the government’s Urban Planning Department, Jamal al-Kaabi, acting manager of the design department at Qatar’s Public Works Authority, told the paper.

“The road is under (the) Urban Planning Department for the concept design and then we will be taking that project for the detailed design and construction phase,” Al Kaabi said.

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