Kuwait Airport contract expected by end of Q1
Ministry of Public Works says it will choose from longlist of 18
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.