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Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmad Causeway is on schedule

Bridge is one of the largest infrastructure projects in the region

Abdulaziz Al Ibrahim.
Abdulaziz Al Ibrahim.

Kuwait’s Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmad Causeway Project is on track for completion in 2018.

The bridge – also known as the Sheikh Jaber Bridge or Subiya Causeway – is one of the largest infrastructure projects in the GCC region and will cost around $3bn.

The aim of the 35km structure is to reduce travel time between the capital and the new city - dubbed Silk City - from an hour to 20 minutes.

Mark Jamieson, infrastructure director for SSH Design, which is managing the project, said: “The Subiyah Causeway project is a key project for SSH Infrastructure division.

“It not only comprises of the main bridge itself but also includes the construction of two artificial islands, 26 separate building structures and substantial changes to the existing infrastructure networks.

“This project will highlight SSH’s ability to manage and supervise large-scale infrastructure projects as a leading regional consultant who is committed to the sustainable development of Kuwait.”

Kuwait’s minister of Public Works, Abdulaziz Al Ibrahim, visited the site this week and met representatives from Dar Al Handasah, SSH, Hyundai Engineering and Combined Group Contracting, who are all working on the project.

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