Here is what will happen to this statue!

Here is what will happen to this statue!

If you have taken a walk around the Doha Corniche, there is no way you can miss the majestic ‘Orry’ Statue, which stands tall with its back to the ocean.

The statue depicts the iconic mascot of the 2006 Doha Asian Games — the first big-scale international sporting event Qatar had ever hosted.

Since then, it has been painted in different hues and colours during different mega events hosted in the country. But lately, it had fallen into a state of disrepair.

However, all that is about to change as it has been lined up for some major facelifting efforts, according to a report in The Peninsula.

The facelift is being done as a part of the Doha Corniche Development works, which was started by the Public Works Authority (Ashghal) last year.

Ashghal started implementing the Doha Corniche Development project in October 2017, within an integrated plan to develop Corniche areas in Doha, Al Khor, Shamal City and Al Wakra Beach, as part of Corporate Social Responsibility.

The Doha Corniche Development project included extended expansion and maintenance including flooring, parking lots and toilets.

All pedestrian walkways between the parking lots and the main walkway of Doha Corniche are also renovated using new interlock with a variety of designs, shapes, and colours.

This is in addition to replacing the floor of the public yard in the Corniche with new interlocks having seven squares of different sizes. The project also included renovation of all parking slots in Doha Corniche by replacing old interlock with a more solid asphalt layer enabling ease of maintenance in the future.

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