Project Provision of Professional Services for the Assessment and Design of the rehabilitation activities needed for El Mina Coastal area and Cornish Facade 
Client United Nations Development Program (UNDP) 
Associated Firm -  
Location Lebanon 
Type Engineering 
Sectors Transportation & Highway 
Date December 2016 - April 2017 
Brief Description:

Narrative Description of Project:
El Mina is an old part of Greater Tripoli that dates back to the Phoenician era. Mina is also one of Lebanon’s oldest cities together with Byblos, Tyre and Sidon. The city has a famous seaside promenade which is known as El Mina’s Cornish that extends over 5 kilometers around the external end of the city. The city and especially its sea side attract a large number of tourists and locals seeking leisure as well as sports activities. As part of a bigger project to support economic recovery, community security and social cohesion of Lebanese communities affected by the Syrian Crisis, the UNDP decided to launch this project in order to redesign and therefore revitalize the area and make it more attractive for the people of El Mina and the surrounding areas.

Description of Actual Services Provided by Your Staff:
The project consists of the following tasks:

  • 1. Data collection and assessment of the current conditions of the Cornish in terms of cross sections, traffic, economic activities, topographic survey etc.
  • 2. Coming up with a new and improved concept design for the 5km stretch of the Cornish which ensures that it is an attractive area for people from all over the city, the region and the country visit. The design included a reorganization of the ROW to give more space to people by reducing vehicular lanes, providing a bus lane, and enhancing pedestrian facilities and crossings.
  • 3. Tender documents, including call for tenders, final design, Specifications, General and Special Conditions of Contract, BOQ, Fair Price Estimate, and a Primavera construction schedule. The project includes urban design, highway design, as well as the design of sub-surface infrastructure such as storm water networks while keeping in mind and accommodating any existing or future infrastructure that is to be implemented by other projects, extensive landscaping, space and street lighting, and street furniture and bus stops.

Services also included:
  • Weekly meeting and follow up with the Client
  • Coordination between the Consultant, Client and different stakeholders (municipality, public utilities etc.)

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