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RFPs set for labour city

September 2018

The Kuwaiti government is set to issue a request for proposals (RFPs) to all qualified bidders for the construction of a major workers’ city project in the South Jahra region, which on completion, will provide affordable housing for 20,000 expat workers, said a report.

The 1.02-million-sq-m South Jahra Labour City is being developed by Kuwait Authority for Partnership Projects (KAPP) under a build, operate, and transfer (BOT) scheme in collaboration with Kuwait Municipality.

The concession agreement of the workers city project has been set at 40 years, reported the Arab Times, citing Engineer Nadia Al Sheriadah, the assistant director for projects at Kuwait Municipality.

In a letter to the Secretary General of the Supreme Council for Planning and Development concerning plans for operating and managing strategic projects such as the workers city, Al Sheriadah said the project was being implemented within the framework of public private partnerships (PPP) arrangements.

Al Sheriadah pointed out that it will be a modern workers city with all necessary infrastructure and services, in addition to an amusement park and green areas, said the report.

The contract for the project was likely to be signed by the end of this year, she added.  

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