QATAR: Rail project promoter Qatar Railways Co has extended a contract for a joint venture of Hill International (80%) and ASTAD Engineering Consultancy (20%) to provide project management services for the construction of the Doha metro Green Line.

The 30-month deal announced on August 4 is worth an estimated US$43·1m.

The 22 km Green Line, also known as the Education Line, will run from Al Mansoura in the east to Al Riffa in the west, via Hamad Hospital and the future National Library and Education City. It will have 11 stations and is expected to carry 140 000 passengers/day by 2021.