Kuwait to ink over $164m maintenance contracts
KUWAIT, March 18, 2017
Kuwait's Ministry of Public Works is set to award 13 maintenance project contracts worth more than KD50 million ($164 million) including five linked to roads in various governorates across the country, according to a report.
The prime ones are the maintenance of Kabad Road and the internal roads of Kabad area besides that of Al Firdous area and one for Farwaniya blocks 1, 2, 3, and 4, according to Arab Times.
A total of 13 maintenance contracts have been prepared and will soon be signed by Minister of Public Works Abdulrahman Al Mutawa, stated the report, citing a senior ministry official
"These contracts have been included in the budget of 2017/2018 fiscal and are part of the integrated plan which involves 42 contracts," revealed Mohammad bin Nakhi, the assistant undersecretary for Maintenance Engineering at Ministry of Public Works.
"Among these major works is the implementation of a new asphalt formula which will bring an end to the loose gravel problem. The new formula does not use natural sand and instead replaces it with small stones with polymer." he noted.
These contracts have taken into consideration the recommendations of the five-member committee for solving the traffic congestion and carrying out the urgent requests of the cabinet.