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Local Roads and Drainage Program Projects - Interim Advice Notes and Technical Briefing Papers

  • Last Updated 20 Jun, 2022
  • Service Type : Information Service
  • Service Mode : Offline
  • Service Provider : Public Works Authority (Ashghal)
  • Service Classification : G2B
  • Topic : Business and Finance, Transportation, Visas and Official Documents
Intended Audience
Citizen: Business Owner

Service Description

Interim Advice Notes (IANs) define specific requirements for works on the projects of the Public Works Authority "Ashghal" only. Although they shall be read in conjunction with Qatar Highway Design Manual (QHDM), Qatar Traffic Manual (QTM) and Qatar Construction Specifications (QCS), and may incorporate amendments or additions to these documents, they are not official updates to QHDM, QTM, QCS or any other standards. Ashghal is the entity that is only authorized to direct which IANs shall be applied to its projects on a case-by-case basis.

Where it is agreed that the guidance contained within a particular IAN is not to be incorporated on a particular project (e.g. physical constraints make implementation prohibitive in terms of land use, cost impact or time delay), a departure from standard shall be applied for by the relevant Consultant / Contractor. IANs are generally based on international standards and industry best practice and may include modifications to such standards in order to suit Qatar conditions.

Their purpose is to fill gaps in existing Qatar standards where relevant guidance is missing and/or provide higher standards in line with current, international best practice. Thus, any third party not involved in Ashghal projects can benefit from these temporary memoranda but at their own risk.

Additional Information

  • All IANs are owned, controlled and updated as necessary by Ashghal.
  • All technical queries related to IANs should be directed to Ashghal's Manager of the Road Design Department or Drainage Design Department.
  • IANs outline an addition to QCS 2010 (Qatar Construction Specifications) for Local Road and Drainage Program (LR and DP) projects.
  • For more information, please check the FAQs section on Ashghal website or call Ashghal Contact Center on: 188 or 44951111.

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