KUWAIT, March 21 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Ports Authority inaugurated, Tuesday, the first phase of a project to redevelop and rehabilitate the docks of Shuwaikh port, with a length of 1,330 meters, that costs about KD 48.75 million (about USD 160 million).
In a statement, the authority said that the project, which will take 36 months, will be implemented by contract with the Korean company Hyundai and the Gulf Construction and Marine Works Company.
The project is one of the authority's main projects that fall under the development plan for a New Kuwait 2035, and will include maintenance work for the western dock of the port and maintenance of the suspended part of dock 8, added Kuwait Ports Authority.
This would achieve a great diversity in the types of ships received by Shuwaikh Port, increasing the number of ships throughout the year, and positively reflecting on the movement of commercial goods exchange.
The project is in line with the directives and decisions of the Council of Ministers to raise the efficiency of the flow of incoming food supply and maintain food security in the country, added the authority, noting that it is currently working on designing four other projects within the development plan. (end)