Kuwait’s Public Authority for Housing Welfare (PAHW) has extended the submission date for the contract to build public buildings at at its Sabah al-Ahmed housing development.

Contractors now have until 7 October to submit prices for the contract to build public buildings at area D at its Sabah al-Ahmed housing scheme. The previous submission date was 28 August. The construction contract was initially tendered in February, but the original tender was cancelled in April, the reasons for which are unclear.

The Sabah al-Ahmad development is located 50 kilometres south of Kuwait City. When completed, Sabah al-Ahmad will comprise 9,000 housing units for Kuwaiti citizens. The development will include commercial, health, sports, educational and other private residential areas. The local Al-Dowailah Engineering is the design consultant.

In August 2011, the PAHW awarded a KD34.3m ($123.5m) contract to the local Alamiah Building Company for the contract to build the public buildings of suburb C at the development.