A technical committee responsible for vetting and finalizing price offers from international road repair companies met yesterday to discuss maintenance work in six governorates, northern, southern, and central regions, as well as the Jaber Bridge in Kuwait, reported Al-Jarida Daily.

Insider sources from the Ministry of Public Works revealed that the evaluation of final offers from various companies was conducted at different percentages with greater estimated costs for street repair.

The lowest bid for maintaining roads in the Capital Governorate increased by 148% compared to the budgeted amount of KD 39.2 million, while the highest bid reached 199%. Maintaining roads in Hawalli was budgeted at KD 39 million, but the lowest price offered was KD 59.280 million, a 52% increase, with contractor prices exceeding the estimated budget by KD 20.280 million.

Similarly, the budget for the Jahra Road maintenance exercise was set at KD 37.3 million, but the lowest prices offered were KD 58.188 million, an increase of 56% or approximately KD 20.888 million. The North Kuwait Road exercise had a budget of KD 35 million, but the lowest offer was KD 57.4 million, representing an increase of KD 22.4 million, or 64%.

Officials stated that the committee will consider the prices submitted by the companies and make appropriate recommendations, keeping in mind the overall budget allocated by the Ministry of Finance for these practices.

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