India firm wins $66m Bahrain highway contract
Manama, June 15, 2011
India-based construction leader Afcons Infrastructure has been awarded a contract to build a BD25 million ($66.3 million) highway interchange project in Bahrain.
Works Ministry Under-Secretary Nayef Al Kalali said the Mina Salman Interchange Project will take 28 months to complete after work begins.
'The company has confirmed it will work with contractors and local suppliers to carry out the project,' he said. 'Nearly 70 per cent work will be completed involving local contractors.”
'This is one of the most strategic projects being developed in Bahrain and will ensure there will be non-stop and unhindered traffic between the King Fahad Causeway entry point to Bahrain and Khalifa bin Salman Port.'
He said the project will also present a major challenge to contractors, workers and engineers.
'It includes the construction of an overpass for traffic from Shaikh Isa bin Salman Highway to Al Fateh Highway. It also includes construction of a tunnel from Shaikh Isa bin Salman Bridge heading towards Shaikh Khalifa bin Salman Port and Hidd,” he added.
Al Kalali said it would be a three-level construction that will involve a very high level of design and construction expertise. He said the idea was to improve the roads network to accommodate an increase in traffic. – TradeArabia News Service
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