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Parsons gets US$52mn Public Works Authority contract in Qatar

Qatar also has a National Climate Change Action Plan 2030, developed by the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change. (Image source: Parsons)

Parsons Corporation announced today that it has been chosen to provide design engineering consultancy services to Qatars Public Works Authority (Ashghal)

This contract is for a new road and infrastructure framework. The six-year, US$52mn contract comprises conceptual, preliminary, and detailed design for Doha municipal roadways and infrastructure projects. Half of Qatar's population lives in Doha, the capital city, which has a population of slightly over three million people. One of the primary difficulties addressed by the Qatar National Vision 2030 is the establishment of a new road and infrastructure framework to satisfy the demands of current and future generations.

The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change has also produced a National Climate Change Action Plan 2030, which seeks to minimise carbon emissions. The government has set a target of lowering greenhouse gas emissions by 25% by 2030, according to the plan.  As part of the project, Parsons has committed to various sustainability efforts, such as using recycled materials into the design.

Parsons originally cooperated with Ashghal in 2002 and most recently to provide mobility planning services for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. Our specialists provide subject experience across many disciplines, including smart transportation, asset management, design, urban planning, sustainability, and landscape architecture, to a regional team of more than 6,000 individuals.

“We are honored to be working with Ashghal on transforming such a key part of Doha’s critical infrastructure in line with the country’s national strategy,” said Pierre Santoni, president, Parsons MEA. “Frameworks like this will help improve access and decrease congestion – thereby decreasing transportation costs. We are proud to work on this important project.”