Jeddah to undergo major transportation rehabilitation
As part of a new renovation projects in the Saudi coastal city of Jeddah, 23 infrastructure projects with an estimated cost of SR600 million will be reportedly available for bidding to local construction companies in the near future.
Jeddah authorities revealed that the projects, aimed at improving the standards of construction of roads, bridges, tunnels and transportation in the city, are set to be completed within three years, according to Arab News Daily.
The Jeddah Municipality will be short-listing the companies that are competing for the contracts to build five bridges on five major intersections throughout the city, said Abdul Aziz Asseri, transportation adviser for the office of the mayor of Jeddah Municipality.
Additionally, within three months, the municipality will also be placing projects on bid for the construction of five tunnels and 13 bridges currently at the design phase.
The five tunnels are expected to be completed within two years, while other projects are expected to be completed within a year after construction begins.
Jeddah transportation and traffic departments are monitoring and supervising the project's road network construction to ensure quality and efficiency.
Meanwhile, the Jeddah municipality is working with the Transportation Ministry, Rail Roads General Institution, Interior Ministry and the department for studies and supervision at the agency for projects.