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Kuwait signs $356m infrastructure deal for mega housing project

Works will alleviate traffic issues around Al-Mutlaa City

Kuwait signs $356m infrastructure deal for mega housing project
Kuwait's Minister of Public Works Dr. Jenan Ramadan

Kuwait’s Minister of Public Works, Dr Jenan Ramadan, has signed a deal worth almost $356 million (KD109m) for infrastructure works around Al-Mutlaa City.

The project links the city with other adjacent areas where traffic volume can reach up to 70 percent, Ramadan, who is also Minister of State for Housing, said.

According to a report by the Kuwait News Agency (KUNA), the works mainly entail adding more driving lanes to roads by the entrance to Al-Mutlaa city, according to the Public Authority for Roads and Transportation’s acting director general Suha Ashkanani.

It also involved the construction of electrical networks, traffic signs and pedestrian bridges as well as other utilities.

A report in May revealed approximately 39 percent of South Al Mutlaa City – Kuwait’s largest housing project – has been completed.

The development, which includes 28,363 units, is expected to wrap up construction by 2023.

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