A subsidiary of Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment Company (QDREIC), the Lusail Real Estate Development Company (LREDC), has selected Al Jaber Engineering to construct the infrastructure for the Seef Lusail North and Waterfront Commercial districts of Lusail City in Qatar.
Lusail City is the brainchild of QDREIC and aims to create a modern and ambitious society for the locals.
Extending over an area of 38km² and comprising four islands, Lusail City will feature 19 multi-purpose quarters, 22 hotels, schools and other important facilities.
Under the deal with LREDC, Al Jaber will develop the entire infrastructure for the project, including streets, pavements, lighting systems, sewage and storm networks, portable water and irrigation systems, power grids and telecommunications networks.
In addition, the company will also undertake the central water, gas, district cooling and waste management networks.
LREDC infrastructure executive director Khalid Al Hammadi said one of the objectives at Lusail is to support local contractors to participate in Lusail city bids.
"This contract has been awarded for work at the commercial waterfront area, at the heart of Lusail City, which contains a plaza, a financial centre and a commercial district," Al Hammadi said.
The entire project is set to provide homes for 200,000 inhabitants and would employment opportunities for 170,000 people.
LREDC CEO and engineer Essa Mohammed Ali Kaldari said that Lusail endeavours to work with the local contractors who adhere to the highest safety and quality standards within the construction industry.
"Therefore we chose Al Jaber Engineering due to its commendable reputation, extensive expertise and previous delivery," Kaldari said.
The construction has already begun and is expected to be completed in October 2015.