Qatar Rail’s Doha Metro project has received the Chartered Institute of Highways and Transportation (CIHT) International Award 2020, which recognizes outstanding examples of highways and transportation infrastructure or services.

Doha Metro won the award after being shortlisted alongside mega projects in the US, Africa, Asia the Balkans, Qatar Rail said in a statement yesterday. The established and long-running CIHT Awards opened their doors to international projects for the first time last year, making Doha Metro the first project in the region to win this prestigious award.

A panel of impartial expert judges with a diversity of experience and opinion recognized Doha Metro’s outstanding achievement by looking for excellence from the start of the project through to implementation and execution.

Judges, in particular, cited Qatar’s clearly articulated vision for an integrated transport network and Qatar Rail’s well-thought-out planning and design, effective engagement and communication with stakeholders and successful delivery on performance measures. With regard to the project infrastructure, the judges awarded the Doha Metro for its originality and innovation, the use of environmental and sustainable practices, the demonstrable employee and user safety standards and the demonstrable benefits to the industry and society.

The judges were also impressed with the quality of execution, with the architectural design and the use of materials and technologies, the speediness of project delivery, and with the overall positive internal and external feedback the project has received.

Source : Gulf Times

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