- Local contractors have been appointed for three sewerage projects
- Projects are part of Ministry of Public Works programme to upgrade network and replace old piping
Kuwaits Ministry of Public Works has awarded three contracts for sewage infrastructure projects worth a total of about $261.6m.
The largest of these is a KD46m ($152m) contract awarded to the local Kharafi National to build a treated water transmission line from the data management centre to the Wafra pumping station in Kuwait City.
The second-largest deal was let to the local Combined Group Contracting Company to build sewage infrastructure in the Andalous area. The contract value is about KD19.3m.
For the third scheme, the local Green Line Contracting was awarded a KD13.8m contract to build sewage infrastructure in the Gharnata and Sabah al-Naser areas. The Andalous and Gharnata to Sabah al-Naser projects are part of the 15th phase of the ministrys programme to expand and upgrade its sanitary network.
The programme to upgrade and expand the existing network, comprising more than 140,000 kilometres of sewers, has been under way for several years. Divided into 16 stages, each covers a specific area of the country. To date, about nine stages have been completed, with phases 13 and 15 under way. A key aim of the programme is to replace asbestos pipes installed in the 1970s.