The Federal Republic of Somalia (FGS) has received US $200 million infrastructure funding from the Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) to construct a modern dual-carriage tarmac road from Mogadishu to Afgoye and Mogadishu to Jowhar via Bala’ad towns in Somalia.
Ecotech and its partner ASTAD International was appointed by the QFFD to provide the professional consultancy services for general Project Management Consultancy (PMC), Supervision and Quantity Surveying for Major Road infrastructure upgrade – Turnkey Contract for Construction of Mogadishu – Afgoye and Mogadishu – Jowhar Road (112KM) with two major bridges in Somalia.
The scope of the project consists of the full detailed design and construction of the Mogadishu to Afgoye and Mogadishu to Jowhar Roads Sections. For the ease of design and construction of the project, it is divided into three sections. These are:
- Section 1: Mogadishu – Afgoye (23Km)
- Section 2: Mogadishu – Balaad (38Km)
- Section 3: Bala’ad – Jowhar (51Km)
Mogadishu-Afgoye Road starts from the west part of Mogadishu and heads towards the northwest direction to Afgoye. Mogadishu-Bala’ad Road starts at the northwest direction of Mogadishu and it reaches its first destination at Bala’ad after about 38kilometres of distance. It then proceeds towards the final destination of Jowhar after about 51 kilometres to the north.
This is the part of the road designed for vehicular traffic. The road has been categorized in two sections of Urban and Rural section. The urban section consists of approximately 22 metres width while the rural section consists of an approximate width of 23 metres. The blacktop design will accommodate two bituminous layers; binder course of minimum 70mm thickness and wearing course of minimum 50mm thickness.
The road attached to the carriageway preserved for pedestrians and cycles. It will be constructed along the road to enhance safety for pedestrians to avoid cases of public accessing sections designated for vehicular traffic that would lead to crashes
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- Project: Qatar Funded Major Road Project
- Category: Infrastructure
- Client: Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD)