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Parsons wins $52m road design contract in Qatar

Qatar road Ashghal
The $52 million, six-year contract includes design for road and infrastructure projects within Qatar capital Doha

The Qatar government’s Public Works Authority (Ashghal) has awarded a contract to US firm Parsons Corporation to deliver engineering consultancy services for a new road and infrastructure framework.

The $52 million, six-year contract includes design for roads and infrastructure projects within Doha city.

More than half of Qatar’s three million-strong population lives in the capital city.

“Frameworks like this will help improve access and decrease congestion – thereby decreasing transportation costs,” said Pierre Santoni, president, Parsons MEA.

Through its national climate change action plan 2030, Qatar aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent.

“Parsons has committed to several sustainable initiatives as part of the project, such as incorporating recycled materials into the design,” Santoni said.

Parsons started working with Ashghal in 2002 and previously collaborated with them to deliver transportation planning services for the Fifa World Cup 2022.

Ashghal in May tendered a new projects package, which includes 22 building projects worth QAR4.1 billion ($380 million), as it moved forward to complete infrastructure and public buildings projects according to the government plan.