Qatar makes headway on Doha Zoo plans with awarding of new contracts

In a step forward for the upcoming new Doha Zoo, Qatar’s public works authority has awarded a QR45 million (US $12.3 million) contract to a local company to demolish the buildings and facilities that are currently on site.

Aswan Trading and Contracting Company will spend the next 14 months preparing the site for the main construction, as well as preserving and maintaining the “trees and natural environment” during excavation works, Construction Week Online reports.

The award comes more than a year after Ashghal first floated tenders for the demolition of the existing zoo, which is located opposite Aspire Park and Villaggio Mall and closed in August 2012.

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The first phase of the new zoo development is scheduled to open to visitors in late 2017, and is expected to be more than seven times the size of the previous, 30-year-old facility.

Ashghal has also reportedly finally awarded the tender to design and construct a temporary housing facility for animals in Rawdat Al Faras.
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Source News: Doha News