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EoIs invited from companies for the first metro project in Kuwait

The Partnerships Technical Bureau (PTB) in Kuwait has invited companies to submit Expression of Interest (EoI) for investment in an Integrated Rolling Stock and Systems Company, which forms part of the first metro project in the country.

PTB is a government body, responsible for Public Private Partnerships (PPP) schemes, across all sectors in the country. The EoIs are being called for procurement of integrated rolling stock and systems. The EoIs is in line with Kuwait’s ambitious and structured PPP program, in line with Law No.7 of 2008. Any interested eligible private sector companies can visit the website http://www.ptb.gov.kw/en/procurement.php to download the request for Expression of Interest form. The last date for receiving the Expression of Interest is 24th May, PTB mentioned in its statement.

The IRS company procurement forms a part of the development of overall Kuwait Metropolitan Rapid Transit System Project (KMRT System). The whole project comprises 69 stations, stretching total of 160kms length.

PTB is currently focusing on delivering phase 1 of the project involving construction of network stretching 50kms, 28 new stations, with 30percent of them being underground. The other four phases will be developed in future stages over the coming years, with growing demand.

This Integrated Rolling Stock and Systems PPP, which the IRS Company will enter into, is one of the five PPPs. The rest four PPPs will be for the Design Build Finance and Maintain of four separate infrastructure packages.

The objective of the system is to provide an integrated network which offers mobility to metropolitan area by operating intermodal transport services on the designated main corridors and the various urban nodes linked to these corridors, in line with “Vision of the State of Kuwait – Kuwait 2035.”

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