DOHA: The Public Works Authority (Ashghal) yesterday signed contracts of building five new health centres at Al Khor, Al Wakra South, Al Sadd, Al Mashaf and Ain Khalid.
Ashghal also signed another contract of building of National Health Laboratories. The total value of six new health projects is around QR1bn.
These contract agreements were signed by Dr. Eng Saad bin Ahmad Al Muhannadi, President of the Public Works Authority, in the presence of Dr Musallam Al Nabit, General Manager Assistant for Administration and Financial Affairs in the Primary Health Care Corporation, and a number of officials from the Ministry of Public Health and the contractors.
Dr Eng Saad bin Ahmad Al Muhannadi said that during the last five years (2014-18), Ashghal had implemented double the number of health centres that were implemented in the past.
He added that four other health centres for Madinat Khalifa South, Umm Ghuwailina, Al Thamid and Nuaija were under designing phase whose implementation will commence in coordination with the Ministry of Public Health.
The five new health centres will serve around 3,500 visitors per day.
The new projects come as part of achieving the Qatar National Vision 2030, which comes at the top of Ashghal’s strategy. In the contracts signing ceremony, it was revealed that Ashghal had implemented 24 health buildings between 2004 and 2018.
On the occasion, Dr Eng Saad bin Ahmad Al Muhannadi, President of the Public Works Authority, thanked Prime Minister and Interior Minister H E Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani for his unlimited support and for providing budgets for the new projects, as well as overcoming all obstacles that face infrastructure projects that serve both citizens and residents.
Ashghal President also expressed his pride that all contractors who had been awarded the new contracts were local contractors, noting that Ashghal encouraged local and national companies to implement their projects in line with the directives of the wise leadership.
Dr. Musallam Al Nabit, General Manager Assistant for Administration and Financial Affairs in the Primary Health Care Corporation, thanked President of the Public Works Authority for his continuous support and fruitful cooperation during the past years and during this year.
The contractors reposed their complete trust in Ashghal. Rashid Al Kaabi, Vice-Chairman of AlSorayi Group for Trading and Contracting praised the role of the Public Works Authority in supporting national companies and qualifying them to implement the largest infrastructure projects in the country and compete for the largest development projects inside and outside Qatar. He added that Al-Sorayi Group would establish national health laboratories.
Hashim Abdullah of Al Tawfeek & Partners for Contracting said that Ashghal has opened the way for local companies to execute important projects in the country that serve the health sector.