Kuwait has announced plans to develop 30 major infrastructure projects worth KD3.43 billion ($11.3bn), according to state news agency KUNA.

The Ministry of Public Works is set to press ahead with 30 projects part of the 2015-16 development plan, according to Kuna.

Six major development projects including the Jaber causeway, the Kuwait International Airport expansion and Mubarak al-Kabeer port will be implemented next year, it stated.

Earlier this month MEED reported that the Public Works Minister Ali al-Omair is expected to make a decision by the end of March on whether to obtain approval for the award of the Kuwait International Airport’s Terminal 2 contract.

A Turkish/local team comprising Limak Holding and the local Kharafi National submitted the lowest bid, at $4.3bn, for the construction of the new airport in August 2015.

The total investment required in developing Kuwait International is expected to reach $6bn. In addition to the new terminal, an estimated $3bn will be spent on widening runways, enhancing control tower facilities and building new cargo facilities.