Kuwait’s Public Authority Housing and Welfare (PAHW) has received bids for two contracts worth an estimated KD94.8m ($333m) to build residences and public buildings at two of its major housing developments in Kuwait. 

For the biggest contract, the local Burhan International Construction submitted the low bid of KD59.4m. The contract will involve building 640 residential apartments and public buildings and infrastructure in PAHW’s Jaber al-Ahmad City project.

The local Bayan National Trading Company submitted the second lowest price of KD59.6m. This was followed by the KD61.2m bid submitted by the local Mushrif Trading & Contracting.

For the second contract, the local Combined Group Contracting Company submitted the low bid of KD36.4m to build public buildings in the suburb E area of its Sabah al-Ahmad city development. The local Bridge Company for Construction Projects submitted the second-lowest price of KD38m for the tender.

The Kuwait Reconstruction Company for Trading and Contracting submitted the third-lowest price of KD38.9m.

Both contracts had originally been tendered in February 2012, but the tenders were cancelled in April last year for unknown reasons.

The Sabah al-Ahmad development is located 50 kilometres south of Kuwait City. When completed, Sabah al-Ahmad will comprise 9,000 housing units. 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.