34% Sheikh Jaber Causeway complete – No malfunctions at power, control rooms

KUWAIT: Ongoing construction works at the Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Causeway project. —KUNA

KUWAIT: Ongoing construction works at the Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Causeway project. —KUNA

KUWAIT: Ministry of Public Works’ (MPW) Assistant Undersecretary for Road Engineering Sector Ahmad Al-Hassan said 34 percent of Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Causeway project (Doha Spur) has been completed. He said work on the project is proceeding with cooperation and coordination between all concerned parties. Hassan said the project is of extreme importance because it links Doha from near the Entertainment City all the way to Shuwaikh till the start of Ghazali Bridge, to reduce traffic jams and complete the road network in the country. He said the total cost of the project is KD 169 million, to be completed in 1,462 days.

Hassan said the MPW is keen to implement most modern standards in the road engineering field, as the Doha Spur is considered the largest project in the world, including a sea bridge that starts from Shuwaikh port and the free trade zone, goes through Kuwait Bay to the west, passes besides Um Al-Namel islands to Doha, then links with Doha Expressway, with a length of 12.4 km. Hassan said the project consists of a 7-km sea bridge with two intersections, and has the same specs of the main bridge (Subbiya Spur).

No malfunctions
Ministry Electricity and Water’s (MEW) undersecretary for power stations and water distillation Fuad Al-Oun denied malfunctions at the power generation and control rooms. He said air conditioners are under regular maintenance contracts throughout the year. About some reports on social media, Oun said it was a personal act by some employees at Zour station without coordination with the management. Oun said journalists will be invited to visit Zour station to make sure air conditioners are working efficiently.

By Meshaal Al-Enezi

This article was published on 30/07/2016