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Kuwait metro study complete

January 2017

Kuwait has completed the initial studies on its ambitious metro project, which is estimated to cost KD1 billion ($3.3 billion), according to a report.

Work on the project, which is likely to see strong private participation, will begin in 2018 and is scheduled to be completed by 2023, reported Arab Times, citing a senior official.

Member of the board of directors at the Public Authority for Roads and Transportation Mohammed Al Hediba said a tender for consultancy firms will be issued within two months and the winning firm will oversee the evaluation of technical offers essential to the project.

The Kuwait Metro network is expected to be 171 km long running across the city. It is the country’s first metro rail project and is expected to be the second private-public partnership project launched by the Government of Kuwait since 2009. 

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