Kuwait City - Work on the massive Shaikh Jaber Causeway project is in its final stages.
The vital artery will link Kuwait City with Al-Subiya area and the future Madinat Al-Harir (Silk City) project over Kuwait Bay.
The infrastructure project, one of the most strategic development, is part of wide-ranging plan which was given the go-ahead nine years ago.
The - “New Kuwait” – scheme aims at transforming the country to a regional and international hub for business and commerce and diversifying the country’s resources to a non-oil based economy.
The Jaber Causeway – which stretches around 37.5 kilometeres – will shorten the commuting time between Kuwait City and Subiya area to under 30 minutes, from around 90 minutes which is the time that it currently takes through the usual 104 kilometers of highways and roads.
Work on Shaikh Jaber Causeway began on November 3, 2013. The bridge is divided into the 27-kilometers main-link at cost of around KD 738 million (around $2.3 billion).
The main-link will connect between Kuwait City and Al-Subiya area, while the Doha link, a four-lane bridge road, will stretch at 4.7 kilometers towards Doha area, costing around KD 165.7 million ($545 million).