The Central Tenders Committee has approved the award of a KD28m ($98m) contract to the local Combined Group Contracting Company for a road-building project in Kuwait City.

The scheme involves building a junction on Fahaheel road, leading to South Sabahiya and Mangaf.

The Public Works Ministry is the client.

In early January, the ministry received bids for a separate road-building contract, covering the sixth and seventh ring-roads.

The low bidder is the local Burhan International Contracting Company, with a price of KD17m. The other bidders include the local United Gulf Construction Company and the local Al-Dar Engineering & Construction Company.

The deal involves the construction, completion and maintenance of new intersections on the sixth and seventh ring-roads, serving local areas (MEED 17:1:09).