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Under the second and third packages of Doha Central Development and Beautification Projects, 58km pedestrian and cycling paths and 41,000 square metre green area will be developed in the area

“Ashghal continues the implementation of Packages 2 & 3 of Doha Central Development and Beautification Projects, within the works of Supervisory Committee of Beautification of Roads and Public Places in Qatar,” the Public Works Authority tweeted yesterday sharing an infographic highlighting the scope of work.

The post says that under packages 2 and 3, 24km roads will be developed and 4650 trees will be planted in the area that covers 6 zones including 7 main streets.

“Packages 2 & 3 projects of Doha Central Development and Beautification Projects include development of 6 main areas between Corniche Street & A-Ring Road, to cover 7 main streets, develop infrastructure, build plazas, pedestrian & cycle Paths, & other works,” Ashghal said in another post.

According to information shared by Ashghal yesterday, packages 2 and 3 of Doha Central Development and Beautification Projects include 844 streetlight poles, 18.6 km surface water drainage network, 16 km foul sewer drainage network and 21.5 km electricity network.

Ashghal in its Twitter thread also wrote that package 2 of Doha Central Development & Beautification Projects includes developing areas around National Museum of Qatar & opposite to Museum of Islamic Art covering 4.78 square km, while Package 3 includes developing area around Grand Hamad Street, covering 8.24 square km.

The scope of work includes development and beautification of Doha central area and its neighborhoods. Several main roads’ development is also part of the project. Ashghal said that under the projects different artworks and sculptures will also be added in the area while buildings facades’ improvement is also part of the uplift project.

Under the second and third packages of Doha Central Development and Beautification Projects, green areas will be increased and more trees will be planted. Infrastructure development and pedestrian crossings and bridges also included in the scope of the work, Ashghal tweet added.

According to an earlier statement issued by the Public Works Authority, Doha Central Development and Beautification Projects are designed to provide pedestrian-friendly transportation including footpaths and crossings to encourage visitors using various modes of transportation and to promote walking by connecting all lively centers in the area.

Implementing the complete vision of development of the area will contribute in enhancing the identity of Qatar’s historical and cultural legacy, and recognising the natural environment of Qatar. The area for implementing the project is chosen considering its historical importance as it contains many tourist attractions such as Corniche, Al Bidda Park, Museums (Museum of the Islamic Art, Museum of Fine Arts and National Museum of Qatar), shopping and entertainment centres such as Souq Waqif, Falcon Souq and Dar Al Kutub library among others.

The project also aims to develop public places and plazas in the region to create attractive and lively places through provision of services and aesthetic elements including retiring areas, benches, kiosks, display screens and visual art works attracting visitors to socialise and enjoy the general view.

This is in addition to beautifying the main and inner streets to raise the aesthetic value of streets, residential areas and vital centres, and to preserve the environmental balance.

These projects will benefit all people and visitors of Qatar, especially the residents and business stakeholders of areas covered within Doha central including Al Hitmi, Al Rufaa, Al Mirqab, Souk, Old Al Ghanim, Al Najada, Al Jasrah, Msheireb 4, Fareej Bin Mahmoud, Fereej Abdul Aziz and Al Doha Al Jadeeda.

It is worth noting that Doha Central Development and Beautification Projects are designed to benefit people with special needs.

It includes wide pedestrian paths in conformity with international standards. It also include connected paths that allow people with special needs to move freely without support of others, and with provision of dedicated parking lots for people with special needs.

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