Kuwait’s Central Tenders Committee (CTC) has approved the award of a KD31m ($108m) contract to the local Mohammed Abdulmohsin al-Kharafi & Sons for a contract to build intersections on the sixth ring-road serving the Jahra residential area, west of Kuwait City.

CTC approval is the final step before a formal contract award is made.

The other bidders included the local Combined Group Trading & Contracting Company at KD39m and the local United Gulf Construction Company (UGCC) at KD43m.

The Public Works Ministry is the client.

Kuwait is also evaluating bids for two other major road contracts.

In early September, the Public Works Ministry received bids for the contract to upgrade Jahra road. The local Kuwait Arab Contractors with Egypt-based Arab Contractors (Osman Ahmed Osman & Company) submitted a low bid of KD265m.

The other bidders are the local Combined Group Trading & Contracting Company at KD294m, the local Boodai Construction Company at KD280m, the local Mushrif Trading & Contracting Company at KD370m, and Athens-based Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC) at KD402m.

The winning bidder will build a 7.2-kilometre-long viaduct between Jahra Gate and the UN roundabout, and all other associated infrastructure work in the area.

In early October five local companies submitted bids for the another contract to build a new intersection between the fifth ring road and Jahra road in Kuwait City.

The low bidder is the Kuwait Company for Process Plant Construction & Contracting (KCPC) with a price of KD20m. The other bidders are Mushrif Trading & Contracting Company at KD21m, Mohammed Abdulmohsin al-Kharafi & Sons at KD23m, Combined Group Trading & Contracting Company at KD23m, and the local United Gulf Construction Company (UGCC) at KD28m (MEED 11:10:09).