Kuwait extends bid submission deadline for South Jahra Labour City project to Q4

Five companies and consortia were prequalified to bid for PPP project

  
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Image used for illustrative purpose. A worker installs steel rebars on a construction site of a highway serving as a part of the Beijing-Urumqi expressway in Hami, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China June 8, 2019. Picture taken June 8, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer

Kuwait Authority for Partnership Projects (KAPP) announced on Tuesday that it has extended the deadline for the Request for Proposals (RFP) tender for the South Jahra Labour City project to the fourth quarter.

KAPP, which oversees joint public-private ventures, said in a tweet that "due to the worldwide pandemic that led to a lockdown in Kuwait and other countries worldwide" and requests by investors to extend the submission date," the Authority in collaboration with Kuwait Municipality has decided to extend the deadline to 15 November 2020.

In June, Zawya Projects had reported that Kuwait has asked pre-qualified companies to submit bids for the project with a bid submission deadline of 16 September. KAPP had pre-qualified five international firms and consortia to bid for Public-Private Partnership (PPP) project.

The labour city project, spread over an area of more than 1 million square metres in South Jahra, would be developed under a build, operate, and transfer (BOT) scheme and accommodate 20,000 expatriate workers, according to project documents posted on KAPP's website. The term of the contract with Kuwait Municipality for the project is expected to be 40 years, and includes a 3-year construction period, the documents said.

(Writing by Madhura Deulgaonkar; Editing by Anoop Menon)

(anoop.menon@refinitiv.com)

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