Ministry of Public Works moving ahead swiftly with major road schemes
- Afcons/Joint Scientific Group submits low bid of $312m
- Project scope includes construction of 10-kilometre road, bridges and sewerage systems
A joint venture of Indias Afcons and the local Joint Scientific Group has submitted a low bid for construction work on the Sheikh Jaber al-Ahmed al-Sabah Road in Kuwait.
The consortium submitted a price of $312m for the deal, which will also include work on segments of the neighbouring Sixth Ring Road and the King Fahd Abdulaziz Road.
The scope of this project includes a 10-kilometre road featuring between six and 11 lanes, four interchanges, 10 bridges, sewerage systems, and other associated infrastructure work.
Three other groups made offers for the contract, which ranged from $334m to $351m. The bidders include:
- Arab Contractors Company (Egypt) / Kuwait Arab Contractors (local) $351m
- Consolidated Contractors Company (Athens-based, local subsidiary) $348m
- Combined Group Contracting (local) $334m
The deal was tendered earlier this year along with three other road projects, which are designed to address the growing congestion problems in the city and develop and rehabilitate Kuwaits major roads to facilitate increaased passenger and trade movement by land.
The client, Kuwaits Ministry of Public Works (MPW), has been moving ahead swiftly with tendering multiple road infrrastructure projects. It is currently reviewing bids from 10 groups for the construction and rehabilitation work on the Seventh Ring Road, and recently awarded the contract for the upgrade of Al-Nawaseeb road, or Route 40, to a joint venture of Egypts Arab Contractors Osman Ahmed Osman and the local Kuwait Arab Contractors.
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