Kuwait’s Public Works Ministry has invited contractors to submit bids for the contract to carry out urgent and emergency maintenance road works in the Ahmadi governorate.

Contractors have until 13 December to submit bids for the construction package. The Public Works Ministry has prequalified 19 contractors for the tender.

The project is part of the Kuwait’s plans to spend $11.5bn over the next four years on developing its infrastructure. Road projects are set to make up a major part of the infrastructure plans.

In September, Kuwait’s Public Works ministry received bids for the contract to build the middle section of its Jahra road project.

The local Combined Group Contracting Company submitted the low bid of $167m to build the middle part and intersections of the Jahra motorway. In 2010, a joint venture of Kuwait Arab Contractors and Egypt’s Arab Contractors was awarded an estimated $965m contract for the project to upgrade the 7.2 kilometre Jahra road (MEED 7:9:11).