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Kuwait Airport contract expected by end of Q1

Ministry of Public Works says it will choose from longlist of 18

NEWS, Projects, Kuwait Airport contract expected by end of Q1

The winning bidder for the expansion of Kuwait's $3.2bn international airport will be chosen by the end of the first quarter, according to Reuters.

A government official told the news agency that 18 firms were compeeting to build the extension to the airport, which it is looking to develop as a regional transport hub with a capacity to handle up to 25m passengers a year.

The current capacity of Kuwait's international airport is around 7m passengers a year.

Ministry of Public Works director Faisal al-Ustaith said: "We expect an announcement during the first quarter of this year."

The designs for the expanded airport have been drawn up by London-based architectural firm Foster & Partners.



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