June 9, 2021 finance & economy

Kuwait post offices set to undergo $3.9 mln facelift


KUWAIT CITY, June 8, (KUNA): Kuwait’s Communications Minister Dr. Rana Al-Faris has signed a pair of deals worth KD 1.2 million (USD 3.9 million) to renovate post offices nationwide, in a major refurbishment drive aiming to transform the dilapidated buildings. The first deal will equip Kuwaiti post offices with an integrated services digital network at an individual cost of KD 270,000 (USD 898,000), the Kuwaiti communications ministry said in a statement, putting a three-year timeframe on the project. The second contract, worth nearly KD 933,000 (USD 3.1 million), comprises major renovation work on post offices across most governorates, added the ministry statement.

The renovations include various remodeling and upgrade services across numerous facilities, said Manea Al-Ajmi, the ministry’s assistant undersecretary for communication and support. In other news, Dr Rana Al-Faris affirmed work on 16 projects to develop the infrastructure of the country’s road network continues unabated. In a statement to KUNA last week, Minister Al-Faris said all these projects are important, including what she called 6.5 Ring Road project (part of Sixth Ring Road), which will serve the residents of the new housing areas in West Abdullah Al-Mubarak, South Abdullah Al-Mubarak and future areas. She also referred to the Nuwaiseeb road development project, which extends 45 km from the Nuwaiseeb border crossing towards the Capital, and pointed out that 6 out of 9 intersections have already been completed and open to traffic, which is considered a vital and important road. She added the development of the Cairo Street will reduce traffic congestion in the Hawalli and the areas adjacent to this road, such as Qadsiya, Mansouriya, Dasmah, Al-Daiya and Al-Shaab. She pointed to the roads development project in the South Surrah area, which aims to reduce traffic congestion in the area, particularly since there are a number of ministries and government institutions in this area.

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