Doha Metro to award systems contract in January 2015

The contract for the train system to be used in the first phase of the $19.2 billion (QR70bn) Doha Metro project is likely to be awarded within the next two weeks, according to Qatar Rail’s deputy CEO Hamad Al Bishri.

Speaking at the GCC Rail and Metro Conference yesterday, Al Bishri said that to date it has awarded eight design and build contracts for all of the lines, plus an initial enabling contract.

“In the first phase we have 37 stations, work has started at 33 of them. The system contract is due to be awarded this month, insha’allah,” he said, giving an update on the project.

He added that a contract for the rolling stock is also likely to be awarded by the end of the first quarter of this year.
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