02 : 38 PM – 14/01/2018
Manama, Jan. 14 (BNA): Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning Minister Essam bin Abdulla Khalaf has inspected the expansion of Wali Al Ahad Highway, where a progress of 60% has reportedly been achieved.
During his visit, Roads Construction Chief and Engineer in Charge of the Project, Fathi Al Farei, briefed the minister about the latest progress achieved in the project, which presently involves implementation of storm water drainage network on both directions, civil works, reclamation and laying of asphalt at some parts, construction of side pavements and construction of concrete wall along the central reservation.
The minister extended thanks to all concerned service entities for their collaboration with the Ministry, stating that the biggest challenge that faced the Ministry was the transfer and protection of services, especially high voltage ground cables. Most services were successfully transferred, which will positively affect progress in the project.
The BD1,969,265 project was earlier awarded to Eastern Asphalt & Concrete, and comprises of expanding the highway to three lanes at each direction and revamping all intersections along the highway, in addition to re-constructing the highway infrastructure, constructing brick pavements, implementing a storm water drainage network, lighting, signage and protecting the existing services.
BNA 1131 GMT 2018/01/14
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