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Kuwaiti and Chinese officials during the signing ceremony.

Kuwaiti and Chinese officials during the signing ceremony.

Chinese win $709m Kuwait contract

August 2017

The Kuwaiti government has awarded a Chinese firm a contract worth KD215 million ($709 million) for infrastructure projects  in the South Matlaa area of the country, said a report.

The development works including the construction of 18,000 housing units and road projects in the new city located west of Kuwait City, the state news agency Kuna reported.

The contract was signed in the presence of Kuwait’s Minister for Housing Affairs and Minister for Services Yasser Abul during a recent visit of an official Chinese delegation to the country.

It comes on the heels of several contracts in the housing and communications sectors, and reflects the positive outcome of the visit, he added, without specifying the company that signed the deal.

Meanwhile, Chinese technology giant Huawei has signed a KD22-million ($72 million) deal to implement the second phase of a fibre optics project in Kuwait.

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