KUWAIT, Dec 29 (KUNA) -- Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah Bridge, the biggest
project in the country, will exceed its budget of KD 738 million, Minister of
Electricity and water and Minister of Public Works Abdulaziz Al-Ibrahim
The minister told the press, while taking a field tour to the construction
site in Sabiya area, that studies made before launching the construction all
indicated that the location was free of obstacles and was environmentally
The project management has been ensuring, throughout the phases of the
construction, that marine life is staying intact; new habitats were made
available to accommodate estranged marine creatures, he added.
The 36-km-long bridge will stretch from Shuwaikh to the northern town of
Al-Sabiya across Kuwait Bay. It will be made up of two roads, each with three
lanes, along with two rest and services stations.
What uniquely characterizes the Bridge is building a shrimp-farming system;
a move that reflects the keenness in preserving marine life. (end)
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