Kuwait to procure metro project on PPP model

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Kuwait Authority for Partnership Projects (KAPP) has concluded that procuring the Kuwait city metro project on a public-private partnership (PPP) model can save up to KWD 900 million (US$ 2.97 billion). The project involves the construction of a 160 km long rail network in the inner-city with 68 stations. It aims to improve the quality of life in city by decongesting the city traffic on roads and by providing solutions to daily commuting problems.

If implemented on the conventional model the project would cost KWD 4 billion (US$ 13.20 billion) in construction, in addition to KWD 1.3 billion (US$ 4.23 billion) annually for operation and maintenance for 30 years. While the PPP model will cost KWD 3.476 billion (US$ 11.47 billion), in addition to KWD 934.8 million (US$ 3.08 billion) for operation and maintenance. 

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