Kuwait inks $584mn deal for causeway link to Doha
Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah Causeway work handed to Korean firm
Kuwait's Minister of Electricity and Water and Minister of Public Works Abdulaziz Al-Ibrahim has signed a KD169mn ($584mn) contract for designing, constructing and maintaining the Doha link of the $2.6bn Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah Causeway.
This part is slated to be completed over four years to coincide with the completion of the main causeway, said the minister during the signing ceremony with a representative of the Korean company that will carry out the Doha Link.
The causeway is comprised in the state structural plan, aiming to link southern and northern Kuwait, in addition to accommodating traffic density over the coming three decades, Al-Ibrahim said.
It comprises two discrete elements, the first of which is the main causeway, which is currently under construction, linking the Shuwaikh Port area and the Subiyah New Town area to the north, with total length of 36km of which 27km is marine bridge structure, reported the Kuwait News Agency.
The second is the Doha link which will link the Shuwaikh Port with the Doha motorway. It is 13km in length, and is predominantly a marine bridge structure.
The minister noted that the Doha Link project will have a developed system for monitoring the structure and relevant services as well as traffic control. It also includes a truck weigh station.
Meanwhile, Al-Ibrahim noted that more projects worth KD11bn ($38bn) would be announced by mid-2015.
He also revealed that the two projects of completing the link between the Fifth Ring Road with Doha, and the Cairo Road would be offered to bidders within two weeks.