A total of 287 contracts and agreements were hammered out in the first half of 2012, said a senior Ministry of Public Works official. They mainly include contracts for the construction and maintainence of the headquarters of each of the Public Authority for Minor Affairs, Al-Messila Suburb and Jamal Abdelnasser Street, the ministry’s chief spokesman Humeid Boshehri said.
They also involve deals for building and maintaining highways and sewage networks in several Kuwaiti areas, he said. Jaber Al-Ahmad Hospital, Kuwait International Airport expansion and Mubarak Al-Kabeer Port are among the major projects in the country, Boshehri added. Between January and June 2012, several development projects were completed; mainly including the buildings of the Manpower and Government Restructuring Program, the State Executive Apparatus and Khitan Police Station, the official said.
By means of executing all such vital projects, the Ministry of Public Works seeks to prove that it is a key and effective element in urban development in the country, he boasted. The projects in question are primarily intended to serve governmental sectors and institutions such as security, health, educational, social, religious and sports facilities, Boshehri pointed out.
Meanwhile, the ministry, he maintained, is interested in holding news conferences occasionally with a view to covering all achievements and accomplishments made by its major sectors. The ministry is further keen on promoting its key development projects and holding exhibitions at malls and centers nationwide, the official noted.