Kuwait’s Amiri Diwan has awarded a $416m contract to local Alghanim International General Trading & Contracting Company for the construction of the Abdullah al-Salem cultural complex in the Al-Samiya area. The scope of work for the contract calls for the design, construction and maintenance of the cultural complex.

A total of six local companies were prequalified to bid for the tender, which was opened on 3 November. Local Al-Hani Construction & Trading Company was the low bidder for the contract, with a price of $409.4m. Alghanim submitted the second-lowest bid.

Amiri Diwan has also opened bids for the contract to build the Jaber al-Ahmad cultural centre in the Al-Samiya area. Al-Hani was the lowest bidder for the contract.  

Following is the complete list of bidders for the contract to build the Jaber al-Ahmad centre:

  • Al-Hani Construction & Trading Company (local) ($835.3m)
  • Combined Group Contracting Company (local) ($971.8m)
  • Al-Ahmadiah Contracting and Trading Company (local) ($1.02bn)
  • Alghanim International General Trading & Contracting Company (local) ($1.04bn)
  • Sayed Hameed Behbehani & Sons Company (local) ($1.1bn)