KUWAIT CITY, March 16: Assistant Undersecretary for Maintenance Engineering at Ministry of Public Works Eng Mohammad bin Nakhi revealed that 13 maintenance contracts have been prepared and will soon be signed. This includes five contracts on maintenance of roads and open yard in various governorates. He said the contracts include maintenance of Kabad Road and the internal roads of Kabad area.
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.
They also include one for Al-Firdous area and one for Farwaniya blocks 1, 2, 3, and 4. Eng Bin Nakhi revealed that the 13 contracts are worth more than KD 50 million, indicating that the contracts are ready to be signed by Minister of Public Works Eng Abdulrahman Al-Mutawa.
He affirmed that the budget of the contracts has been included in the budget of 2017/2018 fiscal and the 13 contracts are part of the integrated plan which includes 42 contracts.
Eng Bin Nakhi explained that the contracts include one for 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. The covering layer will be 5cm wide instead of 2cm, using materials that will prevent the coherency of the components from being lost. He revealed that some insurance companies filed lawsuits against Ministry of Public Works but no court verdicts have been issued yet.
By Mohammad Ghanim Al-Seyassah Staff