Bahrain’s Ministry of Works is expected to award the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for its $50 million Hidd Blocks Sewerage Scheme project by the second quarter of 2023.

“The bid evaluation is currently ongoing and the contract is expected to be awarded by the end of second quarter of 2023. The tender for the EPC contract was issued on 22 February 2023 and the bid submission date was scheduled on 19 March 2023,” a source close to the project told Zawya Projects. 

The scope of works includes providing the sewer connection to 144 properties in Block number 109 and 113. The works comprises of constructing a new uPVC and RTR sewer main pipeline of 200mm, 250mm, 300mm, 400mm and 500mm for total length 2,381 metres; 150mm lateral line for a total length of 1,909 metres; construction of Type C, Type E, Type H and Type F manholes for a total number of 10, 193, 56 and 49 numbers respectively associated with heavy-duty and medium covers and asphalt reinstatement works.

The source estimated the project value at $50 million. 

The project is expected to be completed by the end of December 2024. 

(Reporting by Senthil Palanisamy; Editing by Anoop Menon)