Kuwait's Sheikh Jaber causeway to open in 2018
Worth $2.4bn, the 36km cable-stayed bridge is currently 80% complete, and will reduce travel time between Al-Sabiya City and Madinat Al Hareer by 45 minutes
Kuwait's Sheikh Jaber Causeway is 80% complete, and on track to open in 2018, it has been revealed.
The cable-stayed bridge is a crucial component of Kuwait's 2035 Vision, and is "one of the longest cross-sea bridges worldwide", Kuwaiti state agency KUNA reported.
Worth $2.4bn (KWD738m), the development will link Al-Sabiya City with Madinat Al-Hareer (Silk City), reducing travel time from 60 minutes to 15.
Spanning 36km in length, the project will be launched by the end of 2018.
The development is being implemented based on instructions issued by HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah "to turn Kuwait into a financial and commercial" centre, the report continued.
This April, it was revealed that Kuwait currently has 722 active projects worth a combined estimated value of $234.4bn (KWD71.5bn).
Government efforts to increase oil production have had a positive effect on Kuwait’s construction sector, according to research published by dmg events Middle East, Asia & Africa.