Qatari daily newspaper Al-Raya underlined in its editorial on Thursday that the State of Qatar has not and will not stop its march of achievement despite being subjected to the unjust blockade, with credit going to Qatar’s wise leadership to build a state with modern and sustainable infrastructure.
The paper stressed that Qatar accepted the challenge and has foiled the unjust blockade by completing the projects of urban development and development in the areas of infrastructure.
The newspaper appreciated Qatar’s ability to accept the challenge of carrying out unprecedented development and infrastructure projects within the framework of the Qatar National Vision 2030 and the National Development Strategy, which began to emerge through these ambitious projects that will put Qatar on the list of developed countries in terms of urban and development.
Al-Raya highlighted Ashghal’s announcement of the start of the construction of the first Cable-Stayed Bridge in Qatar in the State of Qatar and the development of the conversion of Haloul Roundabout into a two-level interchange on Sabah Al-Ahmad Corridor project, which was designed in a unique way to provide free traffic without the need for traffic or light signals.
The newspaper praised the announcement that Ashghal has become a driving force in the development process in Qatar for its leadership in the establishment and rehabilitation of infrastructure, noting that the State of Qatar has been witnessing every day the opening of a project in various fields of roads, electricity, water, bridges, stadiums and irrigation facilities.
Al-Raya said that by launching the first Cable-Stayed Bridge, Qatar opened the main road to the Al Khor road ahead of its planned date by about a year, and before the start of the World Cup by about three and a half years. Qatar is witnessing a new and important achievement in the infrastructure projects, which confirms its readiness to host 2022 FIFA World Cup, Al-Raya noted.
The new bridge, which is 1,200 meters long and provides free traffic between Hamad International Airport and the areas of Bu Hamour, Mesaimeer and Al Waab, is one of the most important road projects, because it connects the various regions, Al-Raya stressed. It is therefore one of the important infrastructure projects carried out by Ashghal, which completed more than 38 projects during 2017-2018, the paper added.
Al-Raya concluded by stressing Qatar’s interest in achieving the projects of roads and bridges in time and in accordance with the required engineering designs as vital projects that meet the aspirations of Qatar, especially that these projects are designed to make a shift in construction and engineering quality, education and health.