Daily Archives: December 28, 2019

Team Qatar continue preparations for Asian Handball Championship

Doha, Qatar handball team are continuing their preparations for the upcoming Asian Championship, which is set to take place in Kuwait from January 16 to 27.

The competition also acts as a qualifier to the world cup that will take place in Egypt in 2021.

The team will play a friendly match with Iran on Saturday before leaving for Croatia to take part in a friendly tournament to be held from January 2 to January 7. Qatar are in Group B of the Asian Championships alongside Japan and China.

They start their campaign on January 16 with the match against China.

Source: Qatar Olympic Committee

Sidra Medicine to host 4th Qatar Pediatric Emergency Medicine Conference in January 2020

Doha, Qatar- Sidra Medicine will be hosting the 4th Qatar Pediatric Emergency Medicine Conference (QPEM) 2020, from 10 – 12 January at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, Doha, Qatar.

QPEM aims to provide a high-quality, evidence-based update for healthcare practitioners involved in the emergency and urgent care of children. The event will be hosted by the Department of Emergency Medicine at Sidra Medicine and Hamad Medical Corporation.

The conference is expected to welcome over 600 healthcare professionals from across the globe including physicians, nurses, paramedics and emergency medical technicians, allied health practitioners and pharmacists. It is targeted towards professionals working in pediatric emergency medicine and other specialties involved in the emergency and urgent care for children.

Prof. Khalid Al Ansari, Chair of Emergency Medicine at Sidra Medicine said: Enhancing the skill set and knowledge of emergency medicine practitioners in the country alongside peers from other hospitals locally and internationally, aligns with Sidra Medicine’s vision and role to advance pediatric healthcare services. We are pleased to partner with Hamad Medical Corporation and jointly delivering comprehensive healthcare services for the children of Qatar.

Key topics to be covered at QPEM 2020 are resuscitation care, trauma management and evidence for best practice. Quality and patient safety, sepsis care, toxicology, neonatal emergencies as well as fluid management in pediatrics will also be on the agenda. Delegates can also attend separate sessions related to the latest research studies and patient experience within an emergency department setting.

At the end of the conference, we hope that our delegates will have expanded their knowledge on a variety of key points such as the recognition and management of common, yet potentially serious conditions in patients. The conference also covers topics on critical thinking as well as the ability to discuss research in pediatric emergency medicine, continued Prof. Al-Ansari

QPEM 2020 will also feature pre-conference workshops with topics covering Pediatric Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS), Pediatric Procedural Sedation Programs and Emergency Management of Pediatric Airway.

Source: Sidra Medical and Research Center

UAE condemns terror attack in Mogadishu.

The UAE has strongly condemned the terror attack by a car bomb on a security checkpoint in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, which resulted in the death of numerous innocent civilians and the wounding of others.

In a statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation stressed that the UAE strongly condemns these criminal acts and fully rejects all forms of violence and terrorism aimed at destabilising security and stability in contravention of religious and human values and principles.

The Ministry expressed its condolences and sincere sympathy to the families of the victims of this heinous crime. It also wished a speedy recovery to those injured in the attack.

Source: UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Ashghal opens 2.5 km carriageway of East Industrial Street Extension ahead of schedule

The Public Works Authority ‘Ashghal’ announces the opening of the 2.5 km carriageway of East Industrial Street Extension Project two months ahead of schedule to include the second longest bridge in Qatar with a length of 1.7 km.

The opening ceremony was attended by Eng. Youssef Al-Emadi, Director of Project Affairs, Eng. Bader Darwish, and Manager of Highway Project Department, along with a number of Ashghal officials and engineers and the Contractor.

The project is located between East Street 33 Interchange on Industrial Area Road and Aba Al Sleel Interchange on G Ring Road, where the new opening will provide a free flow of traffic between Hamad Port Road, G Ring Road, Industrial Area Road, Salwa Road and Al Furousiya Street.

Ashghal indicates that 87% of the East Industrial Street project has been completed, with the remaining parts to be opened within the second quarter of 2020 to include three signalized intersections, service roads, pedestrian tunnels, pedestrian and cycle paths.

On this occasion, Engineer Youssef Al-Emadi, Projects Affairs Director, confirmed that the opening of the East Industrial Street Project concludes 2019 Ashghal’s highway openings, which witnessed the opening of other important roads such as Al Majd Road, Al Khor Road and other vital roads.

Al-Emadi explained that the project integrates with other important projects such as G Ring Road, Hamad Port Road, as well as the Industrial Area Road, Salwa Road and Al Furousiya Street, which connects the south of the country to Doha directly without the need to pass from the heart of Doha, in order to shorten the travel time by more than 80%, especially since the bridge that will open today, is considered the longest bridge in Qatar with a length of 1.7 km.

Eng. Bader Darwish, Manager of Highway Project Department, confirmed that the project of East Industrial Street Extension is considered a vital link between arrivals from southern areas such as Mesaieed, Al Wakra and Al Wukair to directly reach the Industrial Area, Salwa Road and Al Furousiya Street to Al Rayyan and Al Gharrafa.

Darwish said that the opening of the carriageway would facilitate the movement of goods between Hamad Port and Hamad International Airport and the industrial area, as well as many surrounding economic facilities such as the Asian Town and commercial centres and Free Zone. Adding that the Qatari element was clear in the project, whether engineers or building materials, where 70% of local materials were used.

Project Benefits:

The road, which consisted of two lanes in each direction, is expanded to three or four lanes in each direction, the existing roundabouts were cancelled, and a substitution of three traffic intersections was established, over which a main bridge crossed by three lanes in each direction, in addition to the collectors adjacent to the road to accommodate more than 12000 Vehicles per hour in both directions.

The pedestrian traffic in the area has been taken into consideration due to the population density formed by the residents of the area especially the labourers, and to ensure their safe movement, the project will provide, upon completion a pedestrian and cycle paths with a length of 10 km, as well as a pedestrian tunnel that facilitates transportation between Asian Town and Industrial Area.

The project also includes the creation of afforestation and landscape works, which varies within East Industrial Road Project, as area of landscaping using solid materials such as gravel amounted to 116 thousand square meters, while landscaping area includes trees, shrubs, flowers and herbs with space to 77 thousand square meters, cultivated in sweet soil suitable for plantation.

Landscaping works also include the establishment of an irrigation network for all landscaping sites, such afforestation activities will contribute in changing the way of life within the area.

Integrated Road Network:

The new East industrial Street project is designed to connect a number of highways with a number of vital streets to the Industrial Area, as well as connecting Hamad Port Road, G Ring Road to Al Furousiya Street, the Industrial Area Road and East Street 33. It facilitates reaching to main Industrial Area streets, such as Al-Kassarat Street to the west and Umm Al Saneem Street to the east.

Movement of Goods:

The opening of the main road in the East Industrial Street Project will provide a direct link to the movement of goods, whether coming from Hamad Port, the Free Zone and economic activities in southern Qatar or Hamad International Airport towards the Industrial Area, as it serves the movement of trucks coming from Al Majd Road, Hamad Port Road, the G Ring Road, the Industrial Area Road or Salwa Road, away from the centre of Doha.

The link between Qatar South and West Doha

Road users coming from Mesaieed, Sealine or Al Wakrah and Al Wukair to directly reach Al Rayyan using Hamad Port Road and G Ring Road to reach Aba Al Sleel Interchange and continue until the newly developed Al Furousiya Street. Residents of Umm Al Saneem, Ain Khalid and Industrial Area road users can also use of the new road towards Mesaieed and Sealine

Vital Utilities:

The project will serve many economic activities, malls, workshops, various factories and transportation company (Karwa). In addition to the Asian Town, the Qatar Motor and Motorcycle Federation, and the Qatar Motor Racing Club.

Three Signalized junctions

Junction No. (02) – East Industrial Road Junction at Street 41

This junction will provide access to road users coming from west (Industrial Area) via Street No. 41 to enter northbound service road heading to Industrial Area Road and East Street 33 Interchange. While northbound service road exit to Bu Samra Road heading to Asian town, Labour City, Cricket Stadium and several commercial centres.

Junction No.02A – East Industrial Road Junction at Street 1110

Signalized Junction No. 02A, located to the south of junction No.02 will provide access to Asian town and Umm Al Saneem Street via Street 1110.

Junction no.03 – East Industrial Road Junction at Street 47

Southern Signal-controlled Junction No.03 will provide road users entrance toward another two Junctions 02 and 02A on North of Junction 03, besides providing an access to Industrial Area Road via connection between Street 47 in Industrial area and Northbound service road.

Facts and Figures:

Upon project works completion, about 70% of local material has been used. The project includes the implementation of infrastructure services with a length of 9,464-meter, the use of 87,854 M3 Concrete, 18,597.52 tons of Rebar used and rainwater drainage tunnels with a length of 1885 meters in addition to 89,269 tons of Asphalt along with the installation of 567 street lights and 270 directional signs as well as the construction of two electrical substations.

Source: Ashghal