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Diyar Al Muharraq access road

Diyar Al Muharraq, one of the largest real estate development companies in Bahrain, has announced that  construction work has started on the Al Oyoun Plaza Access Road, located west of its key residential development Deerat Al Oyoun.

UCO Engineering is the contractor, while Aecom is the consultant for infrastructure for the road project, which is likely to be completed in December.

This comes as an important addition to the internal road network, and will lead to key service facilities in the Deerat Al Oyoun project currently under planning, including Al Oyoun Plaza, a fuel station, a community event hall, and a public health center.

The outlined works set to take place will include the construction of the internal road as well as all secondary infrastructure services, namely the installation of streetlights, sewage and rainwater networks, electrical and potable water networks, and the setup of all telecommunication infrastructure.


Kuwait to build 71 new schools

Kuwait plans to build 71 schools for all educational levels for both boys and girls - with 23 new ones in Al Ahmadi Educational Area, 22 in Hawalli and three in Jahra region - for the next academic year, said a report.

The sites for the construction of these schools are expected to be handed over by the Kuwait Municipality, reported Arab Times, citing a report prepared by the Educational Facilities Sector at the Ministry of Education.

The report revealed the preparation of a five-year construction plan from 2020/2021 – 2024/ 2025, which determines the need for schools in each educational district.

The report, prepared by the sector’s assistant undersecretary, Yassin Al Yassin, unveiled the work plan for the construction of new schools, demolition and renovation and maintenance of schools.


Oman dam nears completion

Steady progress is being made on the Wadi Al Arashi dam project coming up in the governorate of Al Dhahirah with more than 80 per cent of the construction work already completed, reported Oman News Agency (ONA).

The project, located in the Wilayat of Yanqul, is being implemented under the supervision of the Ministry of Agricultural Wealth, Fisheries and Water Resources, along with civilian and community efforts, it stated.  The new dam will help reduce water scarcity in the region, it added.