Installation of 1440 decorative light poles on Doha Corniche begins

The Supervisory Committee of Beautification of Roads and Public Places in Qatar has begun installing 1440 palm-frond designed light poles to decorate Corniche Road. These works are expected to be completed by the second quarter of 2022.

The light poles are manufactured locally, using local raw materials. The design itself is inspired from palm fronds, which reflect the Qatari identity, turning the light poles into artwork.

The light poles will be installed along the Corniche Road and will be distributed in the middle and on the side of the roads stretching 10km from Ras Abou Aboud flyover, until the light signals adjacent to the Convention halls close to the Sheraton.

This Committee is responsible for five major tasks including construction of central public parks, provision of dedicated lanes for pedestrians and bicycles, development of the Doha Corniche, development of Central Doha, and increasing trees and green areas.

The Committee’s work will contribute to enhance sustainability through minimizing environmental pollution, reducing emission of CO2 through minimized consumption and conservation of energy resources. It will also focus on provision of more public transport options aiming at reduced use of private cars and improve lifestyle through clean and safe transportation. It will also work for provision of healthy environment within residential neighborhoods and places of public gatherings through increased afforestation and landscaping, which will greatly help in reducing temperature in cities.