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KUWAIT CITY, Sept 29: In a move to curb the stealing of poles and electricity wires and the recurring infringements that cause power outages, the Ministry of Electricity and Water has been replacing wooden poles and copper wires with metal poles in the south of Kuwait at a cost of about KD 3 million
According to informed sources, the Central Agency for Public Tenders (CAPT) agreed to award a tender for replacing wooden poles and copper wires with metal poles for 11 kilovolt overhead lines in the south of the country at a cost of KD 3.024 million.
However, priority will be given to the local product as per article 62 of the Public Tenders Law, and the loss of capacity is calculated based on the observations of the State Audit Bureau.
The new tender is a continuation of another tender obtained by MEW in June for the same purpose in the south of the country at a cost of KD 2.746 million. The ministry thus has developed a solution to one of the challenges it has faced for many years and has been threatening its vital facilities.
This step comes within the framework of preventing several thefts that caused public money losses in the millions and led to frequent power cuts on highways and remote areas in the south of the country, including the Subbiya-Salmi Road, Wafra, Kabd, Umm Qadeer, the southern border region, and other areas that depend on electricity lines. ( Al-Seyassah / Arab Times daily).