Skip Navigation Link

For whom are you looking for services?


  • Student Visitor
  • Tourist Visitor
  • Business Owner Visitor


  • Parent Citizen
  • Business Owner Citizen
  • Employee Citizen


  • Parent Resident
  • Employee Resident
Now explore services 10x faster. Is this easy to understand?

Is this easy to understand?

Close Button
Inquiries, Consultations & Suggestions

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

  • Last Updated 30 Mar, 2021
  • Service Type : Information Service
  • Service Mode : Offline
  • Service Provider : Public Works Authority (Ashghal)
  • Service Classification : G2B
  • Topic : Transportation
Intended Audience
Visitor: Business Owner
Citizen: Business Owner


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 directs 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.

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.

The IANs specify Ashghal’s requirements in the interim until such time as the current Qatar standards (such as QHDM, QTM, etc.) are updated. Therefore, third parties who are not engaged on Ashghal projects make use of Ashghal IANs at their own risk.

Additional Information

  • All IANs are owned, controlled and updated as necessary by Ashghal.
  • All technical queries relating 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&DP) projects.
  • For more information, please check the FAQs section on Ashghal website or call Ashghal Contact Center at: 188 or 44951111.

Was this service helpful?