The line will link the country’s capital, Doha, with some of the stadiums already in place and others being built for the world’s premium football event.
Contracts worth QR 8 bn to build underground sections of the 12-km-long Red Line South between Doha’s city centre and the airport have been awarded to a consortium of QDVC, a firm owned by Qatari Diar, French construction firm Vinci, GS Engineering and Construction of Korea and Qatar’s very own Darwish Engineering.
Second and third contracts
A second QR 8 bn contract to build the 15-km-long underground sections for the proposed Green Line, set to run from north to south of the capital, has been awarded to a consortium of Porr of Austria, the Saudi Binladin Group and HBK Contracting Company of Qatar. Finally, a QR 4 bn contract to build stations at Msheireb and Education City has been awarded to South Korea’s Samsung C&T, Spanish construction firm OHL and Qatar Building Company.
All in all, 100 stations are to be built, both for passengers and freight.