Jordan’s Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) expects to tender the contracts for two packages of the Amman bus rapid transit (BRT) next month.

According to Riyad Kharabshaeh, BRT project manager, the tenders for the Sport City interchange and a terminal in Sweileh will be released in August.

The municipality has recently awarded local Haddadin Engineering Company the $7m contract for the construction of the BRT line along the Sahafa tunnel on Queen Rania Street.

This phase of the BRT entails the installation of a 4km BRT route from the intersection of Mohammad Ali Jinnah and Princess Basma streets in Abdoun, and through Princess Basma and Prince Ali streets all the way to Ali Bin Abi Taleb Street in Ras al-Ain,

The civil work contracts for the entire BRT scheme, estimated to cost up to $170m, are funded by France’s Agence Francaise de Developpement (AFD).

Future tenders for the scheme include the transaction adviser role for the procurement of the rolling stock and operation and maintenance (O&M) package.

Kharabshaeh told MEED in November last year that they are expecting the potential rolling stock contractor to invest in the scheme.

The BRT system is expected to help decongest road traffic and introduce a more efficient public transport system in Amman.