Kuwait Ports Authority has launched the first phase of Shuwaikh Port Redevelopment Project being implemented at a cost of KD48.7 million ($160 million).

South Korean builder Hyundai E&C and the Gulf Construction and Marine Works Company have been awarded the main contract for the project, which will be completed within the next three years.

The scope of work includes redevelopment and rehabilitation of the docks of 1.3-km-long Shuwaikh port as well as maintenance work for the western dock of the port and the suspended part of dock 8, reported Kuna.

This would achieve a great diversity in the types of ships received by Shuwaikh Port, increasing the number of ships throughout the year, and positively reflecting on the movement of commercial goods exchange, said the report.

The project is one of the authority's main projects that fall under the development plan for a New Kuwait 2035, it added.

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