Kuwait’s Public Works Ministry is planning 507 kilometres of new road projects, MEED’s Kuwait Projects 2013 conference has been told.

Fatema Alali, roads design engineer, Public Works Ministry, revealed plans for four major new road projects, which will have a total length of 507km and will contain 66 intersections at the MEED event on 25 November. “The projects are all in the final design stage,” said Alali.

The first of these projects is the first section of the North road, which will have a length of 189km and 21 intersections. The second project will involve improving the Salmi Highway, which will involve building 102km of new highway and building 13 intersections.

The Nuwaseeb road is the third project, which will involve building 126km of highway and building 14 intersections. The final project will involve improving the first part of the seventh ring road. The work will involve building 90km of new roads and 18 intersections.

“Each project will be divided into three or four contracts,” said Alali.