Kuwait’s Central Agency for Public Tenders has all-but approved a potential $160 million contract with South Korean construction conglomerate Hyundai for operating and maintaining the Jaber Al-Ahmed bridge.
The Ministry of Public Labour said in a statement that the five-year contract is worth 29-$32m (KD9-10) per year, according to a report by the Kuwait News Agency.
The deal includes maritime dredging works and regular examination of all construction materials for all maritime and land causeways. It covers sewage and rainwater networks, maintenance of buildings, power installations, air-conditioning sets, cleaning and landscaping.
Works also include studying the marine environment and effects on sea creatures.
The final phase of inking the deal will involve the Audit Bureau, Fatwa and Legislation Department and the National Assembly.
The causeway, which stretches for over 30km across Kuwait Bay to Sabbiya, is a key project as part of the country’s development strategy 2035.
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