Kuwait’s Public Works Ministry has received bids for the contract to build and maintain roads, bridges and other related infrastructure at the First Dasman Ring Road and Abdullah al-Ahmed Street.

The ministry received bids from nine contractors in December. In addition to building roads and bridges, the work will involve building rainwater and sanitary drainage systems.

The local Mohammed Abdulmoshin al-Kharafi & Sons Company submitted the low bid of KD32.6m ($117m). This was 6.9 per cent lower than the second lowest price of KD35m, submitted by the local First Kuwaiti Company for General Trading & Contracting.

The local Mushrif Trading & Contracting Company submitted the third lowest price of KD35.8m. The local Alghanim International submitted the fourth lowest price of KD38.4m.

The project is part of Kuwait’s plans to expand and upgrade its road infrastructure. In 2010, the Public Works Ministry pledged to spend $11.5bn over the next four years developing the country’s infrastructure, with road links making up a major part of the planned investment.