Kuwait is to spend KD1.7bn ($6.2bn) on building 550km of motorways.

Kuwait’s Ministry of Public Works, which is now designing the motorways, will launch the tenders for their construction over the next three and a half years, according to Bloomberg.

In October 2010, Kuwait awarded a contract to a group led by Hyundai Engineering & Construction to design, build, operate and maintain the Jaber Al-Ahmad Bridge at a cost of KD738.8m.