Kuwait’s Public Works Ministry has received bids for three road projects totalling of KD86.4m ($316.9m) in Kuwait City and the surrounding area.

The local Alghanim International General Trading & Contracting company submitted the low bid of KD23.7m for the construction of roads, bridges and drainage networks for the third ring road The Kuwait Company for Process Plant Construction & Contracting submitted the second lowest price of KD25.6m, marginally lower than the KD25.7m bid submitted by the local Combined Group Contracting.

Alghanim also submitted the lowest bid for the project to build build roads, bridges and sanitary and drainage systems for the second ring road and Damascus road in Kuwait City. The contractor’s KD33.8m price was 1.7 per cent lower than the second lowest bid of KD34.4m, submitted by Kuwait Company for Process Plant Construction & Contracting.

For the project to build roads and intersections for the Sheikh Jaber al-Ahmed town development, the local Mushrif Trading & Contracting submitted the low bid of KD28.9m. This was about 12 per cent lower than the KD32.9m price submitted by the second lowest bidder, the local SaiGeneral Trading & Contracting Company.

The projects are part of the Public Work Ministry’s plans to spend $11.5bn over the next four years to develop the country’s infrastructure (MEED 26:5:11).