The Public Works Authority (Ashghal) has started implementing the first package of Ras Bu Abboud Beach Development Project, as part of the works of the Supervisory Committee of Beautification of Roads and Public Places in Qatar.
The project will prepare the beach to be a leisure and tourist destination for all the people and visitors to Qatar, in addition to developing the road leading to the beach and Ras Bu Abboud Stadium. The completion of the first package of the project is scheduled in the second quarter of 2020.
Engineer Jazmine Al-Sheikh, Design Manager of the Project at the Supervisory Committee of Beautification of Roads and Public Places in Qatar at Ashghal, said that Ras Bu Abboud beach development project aims to turn the beach into a tourist and family destination, especially as it is located in a distinguished area that qualifies it to be one of the main tourist attractions in Qatar. The project will be implemented on an area of 260,000sqm with a length of 2.2km, to serve all of Qatar’s citizens, residents and visitors, especially those who are located in the surrounding areas.
She added that the project includes preparing the beach to become a suitable recreational destination for practising beach activities such as swimming and relaxing. It includes an area designated for sports activities. The project includes the construction of a pedestrian and cycling path with a length of 2.2km, in addition to providing bike racks, to make it easier for the beach visitors to exercise, jog, and cycle. Also, in order to provide a suitable healthy environment and to beautify the view of the beach, the project includes planting 11,500sqm of landscaping and about 500 trees.
The project includes providing buildings and service booths in four separate areas, including restaurants, cafes, toilets, etc. In addition to providing seating areas, umbrellas and beach showers to serve beach visitors.
To enhance safety on the beach and enable its users to benefit from it at night, a distinctive and high-tech lighting network will be implemented, including surveillance cameras and Wi-Fi devices.
The project includes providing parking lots, including parking for people with special needs.
Slopes and paths that lead directly to the pedestrian and cycle paths have been implemented.
The project also includes the implementation of construction and development of infrastructures, such as the construction of drinking water, irrigation and electricity networks, surveillance cameras and a network to provide Wi-Fi service.
Source: The Peninsula