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Aecom lowest bidder for causeway project

November 2015

AECOM, a global provider of professional technical and management support services, has emerged as the lowest bidder to provide engineering consultancy services for the second phase of North Manama Causeway and Busaiteen Link in Bahrain.

A total of six leading engineering companies are bidding for the causeway project that will connect North Busaiteen and Bahrain Bay, according to Bahrain’s Tenders Board which made the announcement on its website.

Aecom submitted a low bid of BD4.918 million ($13 million). The tender was issued on behalf of the Ministry of Works, Municipalities and Urban Planning.

Meanwhile, the ministry also announced the opening of bids for Phase Two of Muharraq Ring Road Project.

“It will be implemented over three stages, the first of which will target reclamation and levelling works. Once work starts, traffic studies will be prepared and documents covering the second stage will also be completed,” explained  Essam bin Abdulla Khalaf, the Minister of Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning.

The project extends over 7.8 km and includes the Muharraq Ring Road and the fourth flyover between the Interchange of Saya Project and North Manama Causeway, he said.

A 110-m-wide main road will also be provided as part of the project, Khalaf added.

According to Khalaf, the project aims to provide an additional link to Muharraq, serving Qalali, Dair, Samaheej, Busaiteen, Diyar Al Muharraq, Amwaj, Dilmunia, Saya and the housing projects in the area.

Future expansion to Bahrain International Airport will also take place, in addition to connecting Muharraq Ring Road to North Bahrain Ring Road, he said.

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