(MENAFN- The Peninsula) The Peninsula
Doha: As part of the preparations for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, the Supervisory Committee of Beautification of Roads and Public Places in Qatar has announced the completion of the Dhow Boat Docks project works in three locations at Al Corniche: near Al-Bidda pedestrian path, near Dafna pedestrian path, and near Sheraton Park.
The projects were implemented in cooperation with Qatar Tourism, the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change, the Ministry of Transport, the Ministry of Municipality, and the Private Engineering Office.
Engr Sara Kafood, Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Committee of Beautification of Roads and Public Places in Qatar, said, 'Since the establishment of the committee, we have been keen to play a pivotal role in contributing to supporting the successful hosting of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 in cooperation with various organisations in the country.'
She added that the committee is keen, through its projects, to highlight Qatar's distinctive identity to the visitors, in order to provide an opportunity for everyone to explore a new culture, especially since it is the first edition of the tournament in the Middle East and Arab World, and for the projects to manifest into vibrant community centers through which Qatar can leave a sustainable legacy for future generations, as it is the ultimate goal of the tournament.
'The Dhow Boat Docks project is in line with the development process witnessed by the Al Corniche project and the major advancements in infrastructure projects in various fields in Qatar, in preparation to host a unique edition of the World Cup and welcome guests from across the world, for the region to completely transform into a more interactive and attractive destination for its visitors, especially since Al Corniche is one of the major tourist and vital features in Qatar,' Engr Kafood said.
On her part, Maryam Saoud, Head Of Tourism Product Support Section – Qatar Tourism , said: 'Qatar Tourism is working towards establishing Qatar as a world-class destination and welcoming more than six million visitors a year by 2030. As one of the world's fastest-growing tourism destinations, it is imperative that we continue developing and enhancing the tourism experience. '
'This is to enhance the distinctive tourist experience, which ensures service excellence across our tourist offerings. This is especially important ahead of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. As we gear up to welcome millions of fans from around the world, we must ensure we are providing them with the highest level of service excellence across all touchpoints.'
Engr Maryam Al Kuwari, the Project Design Engineer, said: 'Dhow boats are facades of the country's civilization and heritage, and they enable visitors to explore Doha through the waterfront. Therefore, the docks were implemented in a simplified way based on the uniformity and consistency of the used materials to Al Corniche underpasses' plazas, as sustainable materials that withstand climate conditions were used whether on water or land. Taking into consideration the highest quality and safety standards, as the second and third locations include a drainage network, a low-voltage electricity network, as well as a potable water network.'
She added that the docks provide safe and suitable corridors that can be used by all age groups, considering people with special needs, to whom the committee attaches great importance in all its projects, by providing facilities that help them integrate into the community.
'This is an alternative to the typical corridors that are currently used and distort the general view of Al Corniche, especially in light of the increase in the number of visitors witnessed by the country with the preparation for FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. 'A unified design has been adopted in the three docks, with the possibility of expanding the docks and increasing the number of parking spaces in each marine in the future,' Engr Al Kuwari added.
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