A TWIN IN TURKEY
Minister of Municipality and Environment HE Mohamed bin Abdullah Al Rumaihi announced the signing of a twin cities agreement between Doha and Ankara in order to exchange expertise between them. The minister spoke to the press after signing the agreement in the Turkish capital, commenting on Doha's advanced smart city initiatives and the latest technological enhancements in this direction. The minister and the accompanying delegation then toured Ankara and visited Haci Byram and Ankapark Theme Park.
During this visit, a $2.1 billion (QR7.6 billion) contract was signed with Ahmet Arslan, Turkey's Minister of Transport, Maritime and Communication, to build a new expressway through Al Khor. The 34 km route will have a total of 10 lanes, 12 viaducts and eight intersections as well as a dedicated pedestrian lane and a motorcycle lane. It will be built by Tekfen Construction, which is part of Tekfen Holding, and is expected to be completed in three years.