Qatar Metro project will achieve 70% “project progress rate” next year, ac­cord­ing to Qatar Rail.

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As many as 37 sta­tions of the Doha Metro project are un­der con­struc­tion with more than 41,000 work­ers on­site. The metro project has so far worked a to­tal of 202 mil­lion man hours and achieved one of the low­est ac­ci­dent fre­quency rates (AFR) in con­struc­tion in the world, Qatar Rail said at its third all-staff town hall meet­ing at­tended by man­age­ment and em­ploy­ees.

Qatar Rail cited the com­ple­tion of viaducts on the Doha Metro Project as one of the sig­nif­i­cant mile­stones achieved in 2016. A few months ear­lier the com­pany cel­e­brated the com­ple­tion of all tun­nel­ing works. Next year's other mile­stones ex­pected for the Doha Metro project are the ar­rival of the first four trains in Doha, dy­namic test­ing of the first train in Ja­pan, and award­ing the rail and “FM op­er­a­tor” con­tracts, as well as ad­vance­ment of op­er­a­tional readi­ness prepa­ra­tions and the de­vel­op­ment of rev­enue-gen­er­at­ing ca­pa­bil­i­ties.

Ab­dulla Ab­du­laziz Al Subaie, Qatar Rail Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor and Chair­man of the Ex­ec­u­tive Com­mit­tee, said, “We are about to em­bark on the most crit­i­cal phase of the Rail De­vel­op­ment Pro­gramme; we will be soon tran­si­tion­ing from a rail de­vel­oper to a rail op­er­a­tor. We have launched a Busi­ness Trans­for­ma­tion Pro­gramme that rests on four pil­lars: de­liv­ery of the pro­gramme on time, bud­get and qual­ity, fi­nan­cial and op­er­a­tional sus­tain­abil­ity, or­gan­i­sa­tional ef­fi­ciency and build­ing Qatari ca­pa­bil­i­ties.”

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