The Kuwait Municipality has signed a one-year contract worth KD 1.3 million (USD 4.4 million) with a foreign company for delineating quarry sites where sand can be extracted for construction purposes.
The project is part of the Kuwait Municipality's efforts to delineate lands and determine relevant uses, the Director-General of the Municipality Ahmad Al-Sabeeh said in a news release following the signing of the contract.
The contract comes at a time when development projects are being increasingly carried out in Kuwait within the framework of the Gulf country's 2005 holistic strategy of the third structural plan, he said.
The plan features new cities and residential areas nationwide, together with development projects involving roads, bridges and facilities implemented by both public and private sectors, Al-Sabeeh added.
The consulting office which has won the contract will spot appropriate sites for extracting sand to be used for construction purposes, he pointed out.
The project will be carried out in four phases: feasibility studies, field studies and soil survey as per technical, geotechnical and environmental criteria, quarry delineation and final reports, the chief of the municipality noted.