Egypt's Arab Contractors Company has won a KD170 million ($561.4 million) contract from the Kuwait ministry of public works to develop the strategic Nuwaiseeb Road.
The scope of work includes construction of 37-km-long roads, which consist of three lanes in each direction, with two safety lanes and nine multi-storey intersections, reported Daily News Egypt.
As part of the project, a two-lane bridge will also be constructed. All the bridges along the main road and turns include an extra lane in each direction, which allows developing the road in the future, said the report.
Arab Contractors is currently carrying out the construction works of the fourth phase of the project to develop the Gahraa road in Kuwait, the first phase of which was inaugurated in January last year, stated the report citing a senior official.
"The Nuwaiseeb Road is considered one of the vital pillars of the Kuwait road development plan," noted Mohsen Salah, the chairperson of Arab Contractors.
The scheme will see four new bridges added for the passage of camels, beautification, and transferring and protecting services, including water, sewage, and rainwater networks," he said.
The project is being implemented under the supervision of Parsons Brinckerhoff International Advisory Office in co-operation with Gulf Consult, he added.