Kuwait awards major road contract

10 August 2015

Local contractor wins project to link Mina Abdulla City and Wafra

  • Mushrif Trading & Contracting wins contract for $274m
  • More than a dozen similar projects expected to be awarded during the course of 2015

Kuwait’s Ministry of Public Works has awarded the local Mushrif Trading & Contracting a $274m project to build a 40-kilometre road to link Mina Abdulla City and Wafra.

Mushrif submitted the lowest offer, outbidding Alghanim and Arab Contractors, which made offers of $289m and $302m respectively.

The scope of the project includes earthworks; demolition of existing pavement; three-to-four-lane dual expressways; parallel, collector and distributor lanes; eight overpasses; culverts; bridges; rainwater drainage and sanitary works; water and irrigation pipelines; and electricity networks, among other related infrastructure.

Like most of its GCC peers, Kuwait is focusing on improving its road infrastructure not merely to address traffic congestion in the main city, but to enable transportation of both people and freight to and from its industrial cities and ports.

More than a dozen other road schemes are currently in the tendering or prequalification stage, with contract awards expected during the course of the year. These projects include upgrades or new roads for the eastern section of the fifth ring road, Nawaseeb road (route 40), the Sabah al-Ahmad & Al-Khiran city roads, Al-Ghouse street, and the road linking Mina al-Zour and Wafra.

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