KUWAIT CITY, Aug 24: The Central Agency for Public Tenders (CAPT) has agreed to extend contract number H200 for the construction and maintenance of roads, bridges, rain drainage, sanitation network and other services along Cairo Street for a period of 665 days; so the completion date will be Nov 10, 2023 instead of Jan 15, 2022, reports Al-Jarida daily.
During its approval, the agency asked for an explanation of the cause of delay in amending the specifications of the project. It also approved the recommendation to add items to the tender with a total cost of KD5.290 million. Sources told the daily that the development of Cairo Street, which links the First Ring Road and Fahaheel Expressway, is one of the important projects being implemented at present. Sources said the project starts from Mansouriya Street in the North to Baghdad Roundabout in the South under the supervision of the Public Authority for Roads and Transportation and the aim is to increase road capacity.
Sources disclosed the project consists of the development of roads with a total length of seven kilometers, 2.3 kilometers of underpasses with three tunnels, construction of five bridges at ground level above the tunnels, an upper bypass bridge, seven pedestrian bridges, five service bridges, diversion and protection services including rainwater drainage. Meanwhile, Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) has awarded to Combined Group Company (CGC) a contract worth $12 million for the building of fl ow lines to transport oil produced from the fields in North Kuwait within a period of 24 months, reports Al-Rai daily quoting news that MEED Magazine published recently. The report added that this contract is part of many contracts tendered by KOC in the last few months with a total value of more than $780 million. This came less than three months after Combined Group Company won another contract for the installation of crude oil fl ow lines and related works in Burgan and Maqwa fields. Flow lines are pipelines that connect the head of a particular oil well to one or more manifolds or crude oil processing equipment.