Director of Design Department at the Road Engineering Sector of Ministry of Public Works Suha Ashkanani says the department previously prepared a well-studied plan which includes a number of projects, the contracts of which have been formulated by international consultancy offices with the cooperation of local ones, reports Al-Qabas daily.
She explained that the Road Sector currently has 43 projects in the developmental plan of 2015/2016, which cost a total of KD 1.5 billion. About 11 of these projects are under implementation while 17 of them have been launched by the Central Tenders Committee (CTC) and 7 others are being evaluated for the offers received by CTC. Ashkanani stressed that all the projects are vital as they will help solve the traffic problem, improve the infrastructure and roads, provide necessary services for the new residential areas and connect the areas to the main road network. She revealed that 3 of the 43 projects will be launched in August, followed by 11 others which will be launched before the end of the fiscal year 2015/2016, reiterating that these projects will contribute immensely in solving the traffic problem prevalent in the country.
In the meantime, the Faculty of Architecture in Kuwait University is participating for the first time in the 38th session of the summer training course organized by Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR). The faculty considers this as a great opportunity for high school students to know about the faculty before joining the university, especially since many students are unclear about the architectural concepts. Supervisor of the Architecture Workshop Mohammad Khalid Al-Jassar said the training session is the start of a joint strategy of the Faculty of Architecture and KISR with the aim of promoting and improving innovative ideas from their early stages and ensure they are translated into practical designs that can be applied in reality.
Source: Arab Times