Hyundai E&C sets to carry out a one-trillion-won road construction project. Hyundai E&C signed a 1.1067-trillion-won deal for the Lusail Expressway project with Qatar’s Public Works Authority on May 22. The signing ceremony held in Nashira Ball Room of Hilton Hotel in the nation’s capital Doha was attended by Hyundai E&C CEO Jung Soo-hyun, President of the Public Works Authority Nasser Ali Al-Mawlawi and Ambassador of Korea to Qatar Chung Ki-jong. The first package of the Lusail Expressway project is to build the about 5.8-kilometer expressway in Doha and the construction period is 40 months. Korea’s primary builder is in charge of the construction of not only the 16-lane road but also facilities of various disciplines such as monumental structures, two bridges, an overpass, underpass, light rail transit tunnel, small tunnel, substation and drainage pump station. Despite its relatively short section, the project includes technology-intensive, allencompassing construction works, which suggests a new possibility of advancing into overseas infrastructure construction field and makes the project the largest civil work won by domestic construction companies this year. As Hyundai E&C was awarded a series of contracts for large-scale, state-run projects in Qatar, it is said that the company gained the upper hand in winning anticipated deals for infrastructure projects related to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. So far, Hyundai E&C has received orders for the first phase of the Heart of Doha development project, hospital construction in Hamad Medical City and Qatar National Museum project.