Kuwait's $7bn metro rail 'to see the light soon', says project director

Kuwait Authority for Partnership Projects director said feasibility study and tender process completed
Kuwait's $7bn metro rail 'to see the light soon', says project director
The 160 kilometre Kuwait Metro Rail system, due to be built over five phases, is expected to include 68 stations, 60 percent of which will be underground. Photo: YASSER ALZAYYAT/AFP/Getty Images
By Staff writer
Sun 17 Sep 2017 03:43 PM

Kuwait's $7 billion metro rail project is back on track after plans to proceed to the next stage were approved, Motlaq Al-Sanea, the director of Kuwait Authority for Partnership Projects (KAPP), said on Sunday.

Al Sanea said that plans to carry out the Kuwait Metro Rail Project have been approved, Kuwait News Agency said, quoting an interview Al-Rai newspaper.

In the interview, Al-Sanea confirmed that KAPP completed the feasibility study for the project, as well as the tender process for public bidding.

Regarding finance for the project from the foreign banks, Al-Sanea said that they have set conditions that exceed demands by the foreign partner. He said these legal conditions, which relate to energy projects, do not fit the requirements of the state Fatwa and Legislation Department. He added that plans have been put in place for talks with the banks and investors.

The 160 kilometre system, due to be built over five phases, is expected to include 68 stations, 60 percent of which will be underground.

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