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Kuwait awards $210m contracts for Sabah Al-Ahmad City

The contracts cover construction and infrastructure work for the megaproject

Sabah Al-Ahmad City is  located in Alahmadi governorate 50km south of Kuwait City [pictured].
Sabah Al-Ahmad City is located in Alahmadi governorate 50km south of Kuwait City [pictured].

Kuwait's Public Authority for Housing Welfare has awarded two construction and infrastructure contracts worth $210m (KWD60m) for work at Sabah Al-Ahmad City. 

The scope of the first contract includes the construction, implementation, and maintenance of infrastructure, main roads, and secondary power stations in Sabah Al-Ahmad City.

Located 50km south of Kuwait City, the project covers an area of approximately 3500ha and was tendered by Kuwait's government with contribution from the private sector.

READ: Kuwait forms committee to asses Sabah Al-Ahmad City storm damage

The second contract covers the construction of 40 residential buildings with 720 apartments.

Kuwait's Public Authority for Housing Welfare revealed it had awarded the two contracts in a tweet on the government body's official Twitter account on 11 November 2018.

Meanwhile, Kuwait's government has reportedly formed a task force to review damage to Sabah Al-Ahmad City caused by flash floods earlier this month following heavy rainfall.

READ: Kuwait: Multi-billion Sea City ready in 25 years

National newspaper Kuwait Times claim Kuwait's Minister for Housing Affairs and Minister of State Services, Jenan Bushehri, has created teams of technical workers to inspect the construction site to assess damaged building works.

Companies already mobilised on site may have to foot the bill for any repairs that are required, the article added, citing comments from Bushehri.

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