• Indian firm awarded Kuwait University contract
  • Kuwait recently approves $116bn development plan

India’s Shapoorji Pallonji has won a $525m contract to build a number of college buildings for Kuwait University.

The contract involves the construction of the colleges of social sciences, law and Islamic studies. The work also includes associated buildings, such as a food court, prayer hall, libraries and a car park.

The 42-month contract was awarded by Kuwait’s Ministry of Education and Higher Education.

Shapoorji Pallonji recently won the design-build contract for the $635 million Al-Sabah Hospital. The 617-bed project is currently at design phase and is expected to take 4 years to complete.

Kuwait has batted away concerns of falling revenues and approved an ambitious $116bn five-year development plan.

Parliament approved the programme on 11 February, more than a year after the previous plan ended in December 2013. The plan will run from the beginning of the new budget year in April until March 2020.

Although the details have yet to be publicly released, those who have seen drafts say the government has not cut back on any proposed major schemes.

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