Qatar Railways inks contracts worth QR 20 Billion for Metro

June 1, 2013 11:12 am

Qatar Railways inks contracts worth QR 20 Billion for Metro

DOHA 1st June, 2013: Qatar Railways Company has awarded QR20bn ($5.49bn) of construction contracts to build the 216km Doha Metro line linking Doha city centre with many of the World Cup stadiums. Contracts worth QR8bn to build underground sections of the 12km-long Red Line South between Doha city centre and the airport have been awarded to a consortium of QDVC, a firm owned by Qatar sovereign wealth fund Qatari Diar and French construction company Vinci, South Korea-based GS Engineering and Construction, and the local company Darwish Engineering, Al Sharq said yesterday quoting the UAE’s The National newspaper.

A second QR8bn contract to build the 15km-long underground sections for the Green Line, which runs north-south through the city, was awarded to a consortium of the Austrian company Porr, Saudi Binladin Group and the local HBK Contracting Company. And a QR4bn contract to build stations at Msheireb and Education City went to South Korea’s Samsung C&T, Spanish construction firm OHL and local builder Qatar Building Company

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