The Ministry of Public Works announced Tuesday the signing of 18 contracts for development of the roads system in the country, in addition to signing eight consultative contracts in the coming months.
These contracts are part of the ministry's development plan, which includes 75 projects all aimed at enhancing the roads system, Eng. Ahmad Al-Hassan, Assistant Undersecretary of the Roads Department at the Public Works Ministry, told reporters.
Al-Hassan made his remarks on the sidelines of his inspection tour of Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah Causeway (SJSC) Project (Doha Link).
Implementing such projects poses a significant challenge to the ministry's roads department, which aims at improving roads efficiency, facilitating traffic, increasing achievement ratios, and accelerating the implementation process, he said.
So far, 50 percent has been achieved in SJSC, Al-Hassan said, noting that works on this project are active in accordance with contractual timeframes.
Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Causeway is one of the important projects that are being currently implemented by the public works ministry, the official affirmed, pointing out the project's significance in reducing traffic jams, completing the roads system via linking Doha area, near Kuwait Entertainment City, with Shuwaikh area.
Al-Hassan also noted that the total cost for the project is estimated at KD 165.7 million with an implementation period of 1,462 days, adding that the project is expected to be fully completed by 2018.