Saudi Arabia awards 110 road contracts worth $1.2bn

Saudi Arabia awards 110 road contracts worth $1.2bn
The new facility provides a breath of fresh air to residents in the area, Aramco said. [Representation image]
Published: 18 June 2019 - 7:30 a.m.
By: Nikhil Pereira
Saudi Arabia's Transport Minister, Nabeel Al-Amoudi oversaw the award of 110 road safety and maintenance contracts worth $1.15bn (SAR4.3bn) to local construction companies, with work on these multi-region developments to run from 2019 to 2022.

During the ceremony, the ministry’s undersecretary for road operation and maintenance, Tarek Al-Shami, said the contracts were developed and upgraded by the authority, with performance indicators established to meet the Saudi leadership’s expectations.

He added that various ministries and government bodies were in support of the Transport Ministry’s goals.

According to a report by local daily Arab News, head of Saudi Arabia’s National Road Safety Centre, Dr Ali Al-Ghamdi, said the projects would raise road safety and traffic awareness to avoid accidents in the kingdom.

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