Council of Ministers okays earlier rejected Nuwaiseeb Road Project – KD 169m project to start at end of year

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KUWAIT CITY, March 13: Nuwaiseeb Road Construction Project valued at KD169 million, which was earlier rejected by State Audit Bureau, has been approved by the Council of Ministers, reports Al-Nahar. The daily quoting sources from the Ministry of Public Works said a letter was sent to the Council of Ministers to resolve the issue, and in response, approved the project.

The project will commence at the end of the year and it’s expected to be completed within three years. The same sources added that contract will be signed with Arab Contractors that won the tender to begin implementation of the project, which includes nine intersections with multiple floors, six lanes, and an upper ring bridge. The road will cover a distance of 37 kms.

Meanwhile, Assistant Undersecretary for Road Sector Engineer Ahmad Al-Hassan disclosed the budget of the Road Engineering sector for fiscal 2017/2018 is around KD 622 million covering 20 consultant agreements and 22 contracts. Some of the projects to be covered by the budget are Jaber Causeway, Doha Link, and west part of the Fifth Ring Road, pedestrian bridges, Jahra Road, Jamal Abdul Nasser Road, Wafra Road, Khairan Road, second phase of First Ring Road, and others.

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