Doha, April 3, 2019 – Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, during his official visit to Qatar, also visited two new infrastructure works built by Salini Impregilo: the new metro, the Red Line North, soon to be opened to the public, and the Al Bayt Stadium, in Al Khor, which will host the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.
Within a year, phase 1 of Doha’s new underground aims to be transporting 600,000 passengers daily.
This project is part of the Qatar National Vision 2030, the country's strategic programme for diversifying its economy, and for diminishing its dependence on oil and gas.
The project was commissioned to Salini Impregilo and its ISG joint venture partners, by Qatar Rail. It includes 7 stations and 13.4 kilometres of tunnels, bored using 4 tunnel boring machines (TBMs), working on parallel tunnels.
The project was carried out in line with the highest sustainability and safety standards. In 2017, it won the Qatar Sustainability Awards (GSAS). In 2018, the joint-venture was awarded the RoSPA Silver Award for performing extremely well as regards Health and Safety for the year 2017, placing itself as one of the sector's best practices. This recognition was awarded by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, a British institution annually awarding organizations all over the world that have stood out for their commitment in preventing accidents and in safeguarding health and safety at work.
The Al Bayt stadium, which the Executive Management of Roma A/S visited recently, just like the metro, is one of Qatar's investments that will help diversify its economy through infrastructure capable of bringing innovation, beauty and environmental sustainability. The stadium, which will seat 60,000 spectators, was awarded by Aspire Zone Foundation in 2015 to a joint venture which included Salini Impregilo as Main Contractor, a national reference for the development of sport infrastructure in Qatar.