Shapoorji Pallonji & Co. Ltd., a Mumbai-based company, on 26 January 2015 signed a contract worth KD 150 million (about US$ 513 million) with Kuwait University (KU), Kuwait for Construction, Operation and Maintenance of the buildings of Colleges of Law, Social Sciences and Sharia and Islamic Studies in the Sabah Al-Salem University City. Shapoorji Pallonji operates in Kuwait with its local Joint Venture partner Al-Sager Trading & Contracting Company since January 2011.
The signing ceremony was attended by the Minister of Education and Minister of Higher Education of Kuwait H.E. Dr. Bader Hamad Al-Essa, Director of Kuwait University Dr. Abdullatif Al-Bader ; Director of Kuwait University Construction Program (KUCP) Dr. Qutaiba Abdul-Razzaq Razouki, ; Managing Director & CEO Mohan Dass Saini, Shapoorji Pallonji International; Country Head Aroon Sen, Shapoorji Pallonji, Kuwait and Al Sager General Trading & Contracting Co.Chairman Mohd. Yusuf Al-Sager, Kuwait.
H.E. Dr. Al-Essa said that “the contract, which will be completed within four years, constitutes a big step towards the completion of the city project, since the Sabah Al-Salem University City is part of Kuwait's Development Plan.”