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How long will Limak take to extend Kuwait Airport?

The $4bn aviation hub's expansion was previously slated across a six-year timeline, but reports claim the programme was recently rescheduled by authorities

Kuwait International Airport's expansion is expected to take Limak four years to complete.
Kuwait International Airport's expansion is expected to take Limak four years to complete.

The contractors working on Kuwait International Airport's expansion expect to complete the project two years sooner than scheduled. 

Kuwait's Minister of Social Affairs and Labour and Minister of State for Planning and Development Affairs, Hind Al-Sabeeh, said that Turkish Limak Construction Co has agreed to complete the project within four years. 

The development's previous timeline allocated six years for overall completion. 

Al-Sabeeh reportedly said Limak finalised the reworked schedule for the project "based on the cooperation shown by the Kuwaiti authorities – notably the Supreme Council for Planning and Development (SCPD)". 

According to Kuwait Times, Al-Sabeeh's remarks followed her meeting with Lutfi Elvan, the Turkish Minister of Development, in the Gulf state. 

She added: "The project is of strategic importance, and this is why all competent authorities worked together to facilitate its implementation." 

Kuwaiti authorities handed the project's $4bn (KWD1.31bn) contract to Limak and its local agent, Kharafi National, this May.

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