Kuwait’s Public Works Ministry has invited five consultants to submit bids for the contract to provide design and construction supervision services for road and related infrastructure projects in Kuwait.

The five consultants have until 10 October to submit bids for the project to provide supervision services for the design and construction of various interchanges and a pedestrian underpass at Fahed al-Salem Street in Kuwait City.

The consultants that have been invited to participate in the tender are:

  • Dong Mygong Engineering Consultants and Architecture Company (Dmec) (South Korea)
  • SNC Lavalin (Canada)
  • Stantec (Canada)
  • Systra (France)
  • WSP (UK)

The project is part of Kuwait’s efforts to upgrade its roads and related infrastructure. In February, the assistant undersecretary of the Public Works Ministry for Roads, Saud al-Naqi, said that KD4bn ($14bn) had been allocated to implement 88 road projects over the next five years.

In June, the Public Work’s Ministry prequalified 28 international companies to bid for upcoming major road projects in the country. The international firms were prequalified after a series of delays, with contractors initially invited to prequalify for the major road schemes in October 2010.