Bids sought for 2nd phase of Bahrain town
Manama, June 19, 2014
Prequalification bids have been invited by Bahrain’s Ministry of Housing from contractors and design and supervision consultants for further work on the second phase development of the new Northern Town (Al Madina Al Shamaliya).
These tenders will initiate work on apartment units and related infrastructure on three island plots of this $450-million social housing project off the northwest coast of Bahrain.
Bids have been invited from contracting firms for two separate construction contracts, for infrastructure and utilities development on plots known as Islands 10, 11 and 12, and for the construction of bridges linking Islands Nine and 10 and 11 and 12, respectively.
Consultants have also been invited to prequalify for two separate consultancy contracts: the first to draw up designs for the apartments units on Islands 10, 11 and 12, and the second to supervise the construction of infrastructure, utilities and bridges development on these islands.
Preference will be given to UAE contractors and consultants for these projects, which will be funded by the State of Abu Dhabi Fund for Development under the $10-billion GCC aid package awarded to Bahrain.
The deadline for submission of bids is July 16.
The Housing Ministry recently kicked off the second phase of the development by signing a BD10-million ($26.3 million) agreement with a consortium consisting of Kuwaiti-based Aresco and Bahrain-based Tamkon Company to build 316 housing units on a plot known as Island 14.
Work on the first phase of 530 units, funded by Kuwait through the GCC aid package, is nearing completion. -TradeArabia News Service