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Three major road development projects await budget approval

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Completion almost 84.3%, more than the specified rate by 2.4%

KUWAIT CITY, May 23: The Public Authority for Roads and Land Transport revealed 3 major projects are underway to develop highways within the urban area, but awaiting the budget approval to start their own procedures, reports Al-Qabas daily quoting reliable sources The sources added that the three development projects are the Fourth Ring Road, the Fahaheel Expressway, and the third phase of the First Ring Road, all of which are related to solving the problem of congestion in the interior areas and facilitating the movement of traffic.

Blueprint of roads project

The same sources pointed out that a meeting will be held between PART and the Ministry of Finance this week, according to which the features of the plan for the next phase will become clear, the nature of the projects that will be focused on as a priority, and those that will be postponed to future stages. In addition, the engineer of the roads and intersections project for the city service of Al-Mutla’a, Ali Al-Qazwini revealed that the rate of completion in the project is nearing 84.3%, which is more than the specified rate by 2.4%. Al-Qazwini added the contractual value of the project is 108 million dinars, and it is expected to be completed next February within the time limit stipulated in the contract.

The project includes developing the existing Abdali Road and increasing lanes from 3 to 5 in each direction with the construction of infrastructure and services networks, as well as the construction of a multi-free intersection bridge floors with Al Mutlaa City, a tunnel for cars under the new road and a pedestrian crossing. Al-Qazwini pointed out that the most prominent obstacles that faced the project were the Corona pandemic, and the resulting shortage in the numbers of workers, materials and mechanisms planned to be used in the project, as well as the conflict of some existing services belonging to some institutions and ministries with the project’s work.

He pointed out that the authority has worked in coordination with many parties since the beginning of the project to overcome obstacles and complete it on time, including the Public Authority for Housing Welfare, as it was facilitating and ensuring traffic movement to and from the residential city of Al- Mutla’a during the implementation of the project, as well as linking the project’s roads and services with city roads and services. He pointed out coordination also was made with the Kuwait Oil Company, the Ministry of Electricity and Water, Ministry of Communication, the Ministry of the Interior and the Kuwait Municipality to follow up the work of road signs and the surrounding land and residential areas.

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