KAPP accepts offer of key academic project

By Fawaz Karami KUWAIT, June 14 (KUNA) — Kuwait Authority for Partnerships Projects (KAPP) accepted an offer on Tuesday from investors to undertake a planned government academic program known as the “The Kuwait Schools PPP Development Program.” In a press statement obtained by KUNA, KAAP said that the project involves building, financing and operating nine schools in the Capital, Ahmadi and Hawally governorates of the country.
Moreover, the schools consist of five kindergartens, three elementary schools and one middle school, in addition to a state of the art swimming pool, the statement noted, adding that the facilities would accommodate 4,350 students.
The project is the first of it’s kind to be developed under the PPP law in Kuwait. It aims to meet growing educational needs in the country.
The short-listed companies/consortia which have submitted their proposal are: CCC Consortium comprising of Consolidated Contractors Group S.A.L., Privatization Holding Company, National Industries Group Holding and The Morganti Group, Inc.; in addition to Alargan Consortium comprising of Alargan International Real Estate CO. KSCP, Alargan Real Estate Project Management, Alargan Gulf Real Estate Service Co., Index Trading & Contracting co. Precast & GRC, Mohammed Abdulkhuder Ibrahim Consultant.
Meanwhile, head of the project’s organizing committee Khaled Al-Rshaid noted that “the Ministry of Education seeks to complete a number of academic projects that would be up to par with international standards, which would contribute to the country’s development plans.” KAPP was formed by way of an edict in July 2015, a product of a merger between Kuwait’s public and private sectors, tasked with developing quality infrastructure and services for the country’s citizens. (end) afh.nam