Saudi Arabia’s Urban and Rural Affairs Ministry has awarded contracts worth an estimated SR776m ($206m) for 19 separate projects throughout the kingdom. The contract awards took place in mid-July and represent the ministry’s largest spending spree so far this year.
The kingdom’s Eastern Province was the biggest beneficiary of the ministry’s assistance with contracts awarded worth more than SR322m for four water projects.
Riyadh received SR300m to fund 11 projects across several sectors. The Medina municipality was awarded an estimated SR107m for three contracts while Jeddah had one contract awarded worth around SR47m.
The complete list of awards includes the following:
|Contract||Province||Value (in SR)||Contract duration|
|Storm water drainage, Phase 5 (part I)||Eastern||61,427,000||1.5 years|
|Storm water drainage, Phase 5 (part II)||Eastern||38,531,000||1.5 years|
|King Abdullah Community Centre||Eastern||172,813,000||1.5 years|
|Waste collection & disposal||Al-Ahsa||49,935,000||4 years|
|Construction of Hayer Park||Riyadh||9,500,000||unspecified|
|Sidewalks surrounding King Khaled Hospital||Riyadh||20,000,000||unspecified|
|Construction of municipal gardens||Riyadh||24,900,000||unspecified|
|Abdul Aziz Road improvement project||Riyadh||63,371,000||unspecified|
|Provision of asphalt mixture||Riyadh||20,000,000||unspecified|
|Provision of petroleum products||Riyadh||24,955,000||unspecified|
|Provision of computer systems||Riyadh||37,395,000||unspecified|
|Technical & administrative work||Riyadh||7,992,000||unspecified|
|Construction of asphalt streets||Riyadh||25,414,000||unspecified|
|Cleaning & maintenence||Riyadh||23,807,000||unspecified|
|Construction of tunnel on Abu Bakr Street||Medina||38,468,000||2 years|
|Provision of asphalt and lighting equipment||Medina||37,000,000||3 years|
|Project management||Medina||31,744,000||3 years|
|Maintenence of streets||Jeddah||47,000,000||3 years|
|Source: Urban & Rural Affairs Ministry|
The Saudi government is also planning to award at least $600m in contracts in the coming weeks.
Saudi Arabia Mining Company (Maaden) plans to award in August an estimated $450m housing contract at the Ras Al-Zour Industrial Complex in the Eastern Province (MEED 1:7:10).
Also in August, the Saudi Higher Education Ministry plans to award an estimated $150m contract to design and build a new hospital at Najran University in Najran Province.