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Qatar Railways (Qatar Rail) announced the awarding of four design build contracts for Phase 1 of the Doha Metro Project for a total of approximately QAR 30 bn (1.5 billion euros). This is a key milestone in the development of Doha Metro, construction is scheduled to begin later in 2013 with completion in 2019. This article includes details on Phase 1 including what the initial segments will be, who will build them, and additional information on each of the four contracts that were awarded. The Doha Metro project is one of the largest infrastructure projects ever undertaken in Qatar and the tendering (contract bidding) process saw a lot of bidders, which allowed Qatar Rail to better deals on these contracts due to competitive bidding.