KD 43 million courthouse to be completed by 2017

An artist’s rendition for the Hawally Courts Complex.

An artist’s rendition for the Hawally Courts Complex.

KUWAIT: A Ministry of Public Works official announced yesterday that 18 percent of construction for the Hawally Courts Complex has been completed, with the project costing KD 43 million ($141 million). In a press statement, spokesman for the Ministry of Public Works and Assistant Undersecretary of Planning and Development Abdulmohsen Khaled Al-Enezi revealed that the grand project consists of a courts complex and a multistory parking lot. The courts complex covers 13000 square meters, featuring 52 courtrooms, Enezi added.

The administrative section of the complex will be built on 3,9000 square meters to accommodate 1334 employees, Enezi announced. The parking lot, equipped with maximal security measures, contains 1200 parking spots, he added.

Moreover, Enezi revealed that the courts complex contains 25 floors, three basements, a ground floor and a mezzanine while the parking lot would have three basements, a ground floor, a mezzanine and five floors. The entire complex stretches on 9000 square meters while the construction site is 121,924 square meters. The contract for the project is estimated to cost around KD 43 million. The complex, once finished, is expected to be one of the country’s landmark buildings, he said, adding that the estimated date of completion is tentatively set for January 31, 2017. – KUNA

This article was published on 01/12/2015