Ministry issues new tender for Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Bridge maintenance

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Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Bridge

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 13: In line with the annual plan for projects outlined by the General Authority for Roads and Land Transport for the fiscal year 2023/2024, the Ministry of Public Works has revealed the issuance of a tender for the maintenance of the Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Bridge. The comprehensive tender, titled “Management, Operation, and Maintenance of the Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Bridge,” encompasses a wide range of responsibilities aimed at ensuring the bridge’s optimal functionality.

The tender includes the provision of materials, equipment, manpower, specialists, and all necessary resources required for the effective execution, management, operation, and maintenance of the specified tasks outlined in the contract. The Ministry emphasized that the scope of the project extends beyond routine maintenance, covering temporary, additional, and supplementary works and any modifications deemed necessary by the Ministry.

According to the Ministry’s announcement published in the Official Gazette, the project involves the operation and maintenance of key buildings, including “truck weighing stations buildings, the visitor center building in Shuwaikh, and the Roads Authority building in Doha.” The operation and maintenance responsibilities encompass a spectrum of tasks such as cleaning work, upkeep of the fire-fighting system, and the management of drainage networks for rainwater and sewage.

The Ministry underscored that the maintenance works also extend to the operation and management of the bridge, involving manual cleaning of the road surface, monitoring and maintenance of bridge components, and comprehensive and periodic inspections to ensure structural integrity, functional performance, and public safety.

In addition to the bridge-centric tasks, the road operation and maintenance component of the project includes cleaning road components, treating wastewater for floating marine facilities, operating marine facilities, maintaining the navigation channel, monitoring environmental parameters, removing sand accumulation, and overseeing settlement in designated areas.

Furthermore, the Ministry outlined responsibilities related to the operation of all electrical systems, including the supply of necessary spare parts, demonstrating the multifaceted approach aimed at maintaining the infrastructure’s robustness and functionality throughout the specified project period.

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