Today, H.E Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, inaugurated Al Majd Road in a ceremony attended by H.E Mr. Ahmed bin Abdullah in Zaid Al Mahmoud, the Speaker of the Shura Council, a number of the Ministers, diplomatic representatives in the State of Qatar, other senior officials and representatives from the project contractors.
The ceremony included the announcement of the completion of construction works of four (4) new roads totaling 195 kilometer in length, including Mesaieed Road, Hamad Port Road, Al Wukair Road as well as Al Majd Road.
H.E Mr. Jassim bin Saif Al Sulaiti, the Minister of Transport and Communications expressed that the inauguration of Al Majd Road will be a major contributor to the country's land transport and a boom in the internal and external trade. It will allow free flow movement of goods and people across key access and trade points in Qatar. Al Majd Road directly connects to Hamad Port in the south and will provide efficient access to Rass Laffan and Al-Ruwais Port to the north. It will also facilitate access to Hamad International Airport.
In further reference to the road’s significance, the Minister highlighted that Al Majd road serves many economic areas, such as the Industrial area, Economic zones Company (Manateq), and the Mesaieed Industrial Area. In addition, it is connected to Lusail City from one side and facilitates access to the business hubs in West Bay.
He added that this new road will not only reduce travel time by up to 50% but will also help reduce traffic congestion on highways and local roads. In addition, it will also reduce noise and carbon emission so as to achieve economic and environmental balance in infrastructure projects.
H.E. Mr. Ali Shareef Al Emadi, Minister of Finance, stated that the strategic leadership allocated an adequate budget to complete this critical project. He added that the government is committed to providing the dedicated funds to deliver and develop various infrastructure projects especially the road network that will facilitate access to 2022 FIFA World Cup stadiums.
H.E Eng. Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Bin Turki Al Subaie, Minister of Municipality and Environment, confirmed that the inauguration of Al Majd Road has a great meaning and significance, explaining that the name of the road came after “Tamim the Glorious” the symbol of pride and resilience in facing the blockade imposed on Qatar.
He added that Al Majd Road serves many municipalities and facilitates traffic flow and access to 30 residential areas. It extends from south to north, east through the west all the while serving the center of Qatar intersecting with all the main arterial roads of the State such as G Ring Road, Salwa Road, Dukhan Road, and Al Shamal Road extending to Al Khor Expressway.
H.E Dr. Saad Bin Ahmed Al Mohannadi, the President of The Public Works Authority “Ashghal”, expressed his pride for the inauguration of Al Majd Road. He said, “We present this great achievement to H.H Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, Emir of Qatar, and to our wise government whose vision and direction have been pivotal in delivering this unique road”.
H.E confirmed that the completion of this road on schedule, despite the unjust blockade on Qatar, proves that the country is fast progressing in delivering world-class infrastructure, which will be a key factor in achieving the required economic and sustainable development in line with Qatar Vision 2030.
He added that Al Majd Road will be the main artery of Qatar’s road network and it will facilitate access to 2022 FIFA World Cup stadiums and it has been delivered 4 years in advance.
He said: “Al Majd Road forms a major part of the integrated road network being constructed by Ashghal and will serve the 2022 FIFA World Cup. It provides direct connectivity to both Al Rayyan and Lusail Stadium and facilitates access to all other stadiums namely Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, Al Wakra Stadium, Al Thumama Stadium, Ras Bu Abboud Stadium south, as well as Education City Stadium and Khalifa International Stadium”.
Four new roadsThe construction works of the four (4) new roads totaling 195 kilometers commenced in 2014. The previous two (2) lane in each direction Truck Route was upgraded to seven (7) lanes in each direction comprising a dedicated two (2) lane truck route and five (5) lanes for light vehicles.
The project also included the upgrade of Mesaieed Road from two (2) to seven (7) lanes in each direction as well as constructing Hamad Port Road consisting of four (4) lanes in each direction.
Additionally, more than 13 kilometres of Al Wukair Road was converted to a free flow road consisting of four (4) lanes in each direction as opposed to the previous one (1) lane in each direction.
The median along the full stretch of the project’s highway serves as provision for a future road expansion to a possible nine (9) lanes or a potential railway track.
Al Majd RoadAl Majd Road is a vital arterial road that beats in the heart of Qatar. It flows from south of Qatar to north and east to serve current and future urban communities on either side of it. These communities will be hubs for economic, industrial and agricultural trade as well as contributing to the development of the modern state that is Qatar.
Al Majd Road, being the core of the road network in Qatar, will be a key component of the significant transformation of the land transport network. It will be indispensable in developing adjacent areas and creating new residential areas, which may lead to a radical change in Qatars’ demographic. Moreover, it will foster colossal investment opportunities, enhance existing commercial activities through the provision of direct access to Qatar’s airports, sea, and land ports.
It extends from Mesaieed to Al Khor and Lusail, connecting the south with the north while simultaneously facilitating connections to the west, center and east of the country via its links to several arterial and main roads that connect the State’s catchment areas.
Al Majd Road is linked to Al Wukair Road, G Ring Road, Salwa Road, Al Sailiya Road, Dukhan Road, Al Rufaa Street, Al Shamal Road to Al Khor Expressway on one end and Rass Laffan on the other.
ConnectivityAl Majd Road provides seven (7) lanes of free-flow dual carriageway from Mesaieed to Al Khor that will accommodate over 14,000 vehicles per hour in each direction.
It is considered one of the safest roads in Qatar owing to its unique and international standard design, which strategically provides two (2) dedicated truck lanes and five (5) light vehicle lanes to significantly reduce accident risks. In tandem, the truck routes will provide free flow traffic movement for the transportation of commercial and industrial goods from and to key hubs across the country.
Al Majd Road provides efficient traffic movement, which will be a key contributing factor to reducing travel time up to 50% compared to the required time for the same trip via other existing roads.
Al Majd Road serves approximately 30 residential areasAl Majd Road serves a significant number of residential areas, such as Mesaieed, Al Wakra, Al Wukair, south of Doha including Ain Khalid, Umm Al Seneem. Also, Al Waab, Al Aziziya, Al Murra, Abu Nakhla, Mekaines, Muaither, Al Sailiya, Al Mearad.
It facilitates access to Al Wajba, Al Rayyan, Al Shahaniyah, Dukhan, Al Kheesa, Umm Slal Mohammed, Umm Slal Ali areas, all the way to Lusail and the Pearl. Moreover, it connects to areas in the north such as Al Khor, and Rass Laffan.
Al Majd Road serves many economic and tourist facilitiesAl Majd Road enhances traffic flow towards many economic facilities, such as Hamad Port, Hamad International Airport, the Industrial Area, Logistic Area, such as Manateq and Logistics Village.
Furthermore, it facilitates access to popular malls and markets, such as Mall of Qatar and Wholesale Market. It connects to recreational and tourist destinations such as the Pearl, Katara, Al Rufaa and Al Daayen Celebration Hall Complex and several beaches such as Sealine, Al Wakra, Al Khor and Simaisma.
Al Majd Road serves 2022 FIFA World Cup The opening of Al Majd Road contributes to the completion of 2022 FIFA World Cup infrastructure on time.
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