Bahrain Ministry of Works is expected to award two infrastructure contracts in the third quarter of 2023.
The Ministry is expected to award the main construction contract for two projects, namely Rayya (Aradous) Highway Roads and Infrastructure Works - Phase 1B, and Improvement of A’ali Village Roads - Phase 1 in the third quarter, multiple sources confirmed with Zawya Projects.
The construction tender for Rayya (Aradous) was issued on 27 February 2023 and A’ali Village Roads was issued on 19 February, according to Bahrain Tender Board.
The closing date for both tenders is 9 April with bids slated to be opened on 10 April.
“The contracts are expected to be awarded in May 2023,” the sources said.
The tender board post said Rayaa Highway would be widened to two-lane dual carriageway from Avenue 12 Junction to Avenue 50 Junction with the total length of 1.2 kilometres. The scope also includes storm drainage network, street lighting, new traffic signals, parking areas and service roads, utility diversion and protection.
The project is slated for completion by the end of fourth quarter of 2024, a source said, adding that his estimate of the project cost is $40 million.
Aali Village Roads project, in the eastern side of Block 740, includes new asphalt roads, footpaths, storm drainage network, street lighting and utility diversion and protection. The total length of the road is 2.4 km, the tender board said.
The project is slated for completion by the third quarter of 2024, a second source said, adding that his estimate of the project cost is $45 million.
(Reporting by Senthil Palanisamy; Editing by Bhaskar Raj & Anoop Menon)