KPA plans to build logistics cities to increase ‘competitiveness’ of ports

25 January 2023


KUWAIT CITY, Jan 23: The Kuwait Ports Authority revealed that it has drawn up a plan for its development through a set of construction projects — projects for the development and expansion of its ports, the establishment of logistic cities and to increase the competitiveness of ports and raise their operational efficiency, so that the KPA can assume its appropriate position among regional and global ports alike, reports Al-Rai daily. The sources noted that this plan came as a result of the country’s development plan and is also in line with the vision of the State of Kuwait (2035 – New Kuwait).

Projects In a letter addressed to the Kuwait Municipality, the KPA clarified that it is based on the authority’s management’s serious desire to move forward with the implementation of the projects and overcome all obstacles that may face these projects and accelerate the pace of implementation based on the principles and foundations of joint coordination work between all emerging government agencies, which was confirmed with the decision of the Council of Ministers regarding the delay of some agencies in the implementation of the projects assigned to them, which decided to assign the ministers, each in his jurisdiction, the need to coordinate between those agencies assigned to speed up their completion and remove all obstacles facing their implementation according to the timetable set for each of them. The KPA indicated that its projects for which consulting contracts for study and design were signed are:

  • Contracting the tender for the provision of consultancy services for the study and design of the Naqat al-Mahboula.
  • Contracting the tender for the provision of consultancy services for the study and design of Naqat Al-Fintas.
  • Contracting the tender for the provision of consultancy services for the study, design and development of Shuwaikh Port.

Tender contract to provide consulting services for the study and design of storage areas of the Corporation and the establishment of logistic cities.

The authority stressed its vision of joining the joint efforts of the concerned government agencies to implement projects and overcoming obstacles in forming a joint government committee consisting of membership of all concerned authorities for the speed of joint coordination, and finding urgent solutions towards avoiding delays that may result in delaying the launch of these projects during the dates specified in the time programs to implement the development plan projects approved by the KPA within the framework of devoting government efforts aimed at improving the level of government services, and achieving sustainable development goals in order to achieve the public interest of the State of Kuwait.


Kindly supplied by The Arab Times


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