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AECOM selected to manage Qatar’s Public Works Authority’s local roads and drainage program

AECOM, the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, today announced that is has been awarded a four-year secondment contract with Ashghal, Qatar’s Public Works Authority. Over 200 AECOM professional staff members will work within Ashghal’s Roads Projects Department, providing management and oversight of Ashghal’s Local Roads and Drainage Program, which is responsible for developing infrastructure that raises the standard of living for all residents. AECOM’s secondees will support the further modernization and expansion of Qatar’s surface transport network, improving its accessibility, safety and sustainability for all users.


“Our clients have evolving priorities focused on sustainability and delivering social impact through their projects and services, and AECOM stands out as the company that can best advise and execute for them,” said Lara Poloni, AECOM’s president. “In Qatar, a high priority is being placed on infrastructure projects that enhance residential neighborhoods and improve livability. Our work with Ashghal reflects our in-depth understanding of the challenges facing Qatar as it strives to meet the needs of current and future generations.”


“We are excited to continue our longstanding partnership with Ashghal, as AECOM has provided engineering consultancy services for its local roads and drainage projects in the south of Qatar since 2012,” said Hamed Zaghw, AECOM’s chief executive for the Middle East & Africa.

“Qatar is experiencing significant growth at all levels to achieve the Qatar National Vision 2030. Through this new contract we will work alongside Ashghal to deliver sustainable infrastructure that uplifts communities and improves access for all of Qatar’s residents.”


Ashghal was established in 2004 to plan, deliver and manage all infrastructure projects in Qatar. Since then, AECOM has supported the delivery of numerous transformational projects, including Orbital Highway, Lusail Expressway and the MoTC Bus Infrastructure Program.

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