Bids are due by 2 November for the contract to build the infrastructure for Khalifa bin Salman port at Hidd, which is currently in the dredging and reclamation phase. The client is the Works & Housing Ministry.The 86-week contract covers earthworks, pavement construction, drainage, water supply and other services. Port buildings are to be erected under a separate contract. The long-awaited infrastructure tender was delayed after the project attracted BD 37.2 million ($97.9 million) in funding from the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED), obliging the government to publicise more widely the prequalification notice (MEED 21:5:04). A joint venture of the local AA Nass Contractingwith the US’ Great Lakes Dredge & Dockis close to completing the dredging and reclamation work. Indicative bids are due by 5 October from prospective operators of the new port and the existing port at Mina Salman (MEED 13:8:04).