The project to launch the upgrading and expanding of the sewerage infrastructure in south Doha will be tendered towards the end of this year. Work is expected to begin in the first quarter of the next year.
The salient features of the massive project, “Inner Doha Re-sewerage Implementation Strategy (Idris)”, which is expected to cost about QR10bn, were unveiled yesterday by a team of consultants working with Qatar’s Public Works Authority (Asghal) at a gathering attended by engineering and technical professionals, contractors, consultants and bankers .
While explaining the “magnitude” of the project that extends upto Mesaieed, officials hoped it would meet the demands of the population growth of an additional 1mn residents in what they referred to as South Doha catchment. It will be fully implemented in about seven to eight years, with the earliest commissioning dates set for sometime in the middle of 2019. Once implemented, the project is expected to permanently solve the problem of sewage water flooding in parts of Doha city and the Industrial Area, participating engineers said.
While introducing the strategy, which is aimed at meeting the long-term requirements of the growing population of the southern side in a big way, drainage project department manager Nasser Ghaith al-Kuwari said that Ashghal had adopted a “strategic and comprehensive” approach to deliver some of the country’s largest infrastructure projects aimed at supporting its future socio-economic needs and Idris is one of them.
“Idris will overhaul South Doha’s existing networks’ capabilities and upgrade it significantly for decades to come,” he said.
The project’s highlights include a more than 70km long treated sewage effluent return mains, a deep terminal pump station of approximately 60m, advanced sewage treatment works with an initial capacity of 500mn liters per day, a conveyance system consisting of over 30km of deep main trunk sewerage and 70km of lateral interceptor sewers. More info
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