Kuwait’s Central Tenders Committee (CTC) has approved the award of a KD34.3m ($125m) contract to the local Alamiah Building Company for bids for the main construction package for public buildings of suburb C of the Sabah al-Ahmad housing development.

The CTC approved the award on 15 August. CTC approval is the final step before the contract is formally awarded. The client for the project is the Public Authority for Housing and Welfare (PAHW).

Alamiah submitted the lowest bid on 24 May. Its price was 4.5 per cent lower than the KD35.9m bid submitted by the local Kuwait Manager for Real Estate Project Management Company.

The work will involve the construction of 42 public buildings, which will include police stations, mosques and schools.

The Sabah al-Ahmad housing scheme is located 50 kilometres south of Kuwait city and will consist of 9,000 housing units for Kuwaitis, who are entitled to housing welfare. When completed, the housing development is expected to house 110,000 residents.

The development will include commercial, health, sports, educational and other private residential areas. The local Al-Dowailah Engineering is the design consultant (MEED 3:6:11).