The Ministry of Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning (MOWMAUP) is expected to float the main construction tender for its East Sitra Link Road project in Sitra in the first quarter of 2023.

“The design work has been submitted for the Ministry approval. The tender for the main construction contract is expected to be released by end of January 2023 with the bid submission is expected to be due by end of March 2023,” a source aware of the project details told Zawya Projects.

MOWMAUP intends to develop the East Sitra Link in a total of four stages, a second source told Zawya Projects. Stage I involves the construction of East Sitra Housing Access Road works; Stage 2 entails 5th Crossing to King Hamad Highway network; Stage 3 entails Grade Separators at six locations and Mina Salman Link Road network and Stage 4 includes rainwater network, drainage network and other Infrastructure facilities.

SSH Design has been mandated as the design and infrastructure consultant for this project while ByrneLooby has the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) mandate.

The project is slated for completion by the fourth quarter of 2026, the first source said, adding that his estimate of the project cost is $250 million.

(Reporting by Senthil Palanisamy; Editing by Anoop Menon)