Doha: The Supervisory Committee for Beautification of Roads and Public Places in Qatar has announced that one part of Doha Corniche Development Project will be opened soon.
The official said that the section scheduled to be inaugurated will be open exhibition spaces carrying artwork displaying Qatari identity, along the Corniche.
“Doha Corniche Development project comprises four open exhibition spaces and pedestrian tunnels connecting the city to seafront to ensure safe movement of pedestrian and traffic,” said Deputy Chairperson of Supervisory Committee for Beautification of Roads and Public Places in Qatar Eng. Sara Kafoud.
Speaking to Qatar Radio, Kafoud said that cycling tracks have been added along the Corniche Street and more open exhibition spaces are being created with special designs and artworks at other four places at the Corniche.
She said that the most important under-construction projects of the Supervisory Committee are Development of Doha Corniche and Doha Central Area.
“The Doha Corniche is one of the most beautiful seafront attracting lot of tourists and this is why it was chosen for development,” said Kafoud.
She said that the Corniche is being developed in a way to keep the Qatari identity echoing memories dating back to decades for visitors.
Regarding the Doha Central Development and Beautification Projects, Kafoud said: “The project comprising Doha Downtown and Old Aswaq Area has been attracting a large number of visitors and tourists, for example, Souq Waqif which was developed on the pattern of advanced cities.”
She said that these areas are undergoing a complete face-lift including infrastructure development, services, drainage system, road networks, cycling tracks in addition to building open exhibition spaces enabling visitors to enjoy quality time.
“The projects also include modifying façades of several buildings at the Corniche. Other projects include development of beaches including Ras Abu Abboud close to Stadium 974, and West Bay beach.”
She said that central parks development projects of the committee includes a number of public parks, for example Al Gharrafa Park which was opened in December 2021 has the first air-conditioned track for jogging.
“Another similar park with air-conditioned jogging tracks will be opened soon in Rawdat Al Khail, Umm Sinim,” said Kafoud.
She said that Development of Doha Corniche and Doha Central Area projects will be inaugurated in phases as per the schedule. “Most of the projects will be opened in second quarter (Q2) of this year. The remaining projects will be opened in the beginning of third quarter (Q3) of this year,” said Kafoud.
She said that the massive development projects of road, expressway, intersection, tunnel and flyover to welcome fans of FIFA World Cup Qatar were designed in a way to strike a balance between human and nature.
“The most important role of the committee was to develop pedestrian and cycling tracks to promote healthy lifestyle in the community,” said Kafoud.
She said that the tracks have connected stadiums of mega sporting event, fan zones and to fan accommodations and hotels. “The network of pedestrian and cycling tracks has also been connected with tourist places which are called places of interests.”
She said that these tracks have been also connected to bus stops and metro stations and park-and-ride areas and park-and-walk.
“Pedestrian tunnels have been also built at many places. Trees have been planted along most of these tracks to provide natural shades to commuters and to improve the beauty of the areas,” said Kafoud.
The Supervisory Committee for Beautification of Roads and Public Places in Qatar works on developing internal roads, providing pedestrian and bicycle paths, planting trees and green areas, providing parking, in addition to implementing some infrastructure development work.
Source: The Peninsula