Kuwait Construction

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Two of Kuwait’s largest developments are being built on islands – one with a history of habitation that stretched back to 2000 BC and the other on a challenging landscape that has long been viewed as unsuitable for settlement. While both are significant in scale, the approach of the government to the development of each is quite distinct.

While Kuwait’s economy showed a high degree of resilience in the face of the global economic crisis, its real estate sector – particularly the more vulnerable commercial segment – did not escape unscathed. However, the market by 2012 proved itself to be in the early stages of a sustained recovery, while legislation has helped the sector regain much...

Like many around the world, Kuwait’s construction sector endured a challenging period as a result of the global economic recession. However, thanks to the implementation of a national development strategy that aims to overhaul Kuwait’s infrastructure and diversify its hydrocarbons-focused economy, a raft of new developments are taking shape across a...

In the wake of new legislation, to what extent have public-private partnership (PPP) projects been able to attract participation from foreign companies?

Chapter | Construction & Real Estate from The Report: Kuwait 2013

Driven by a national development strategy, a raft of new projects are taking shape in the construction industry, all of which provide opportunities for both domestic and foreign contractors. Meanwhile, real estate is in the early stages of a recovery, with legislation and the high purchasing power of a young and expanding population helping the sector to regain lost momentum. This chapter...

Oil production retains its key role in the economy, however plans are under way to encourage diversification away from hydrocarbons towards an economy that is more knowledge based. The political climate has been characterised of late by a number of disputes, often resulting in either the resignation of the government or the dissolution of parliament, which has contributed to the slow progress of some projects. 

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