This chapter includes the following articles.
Major infrastructure works – from roads and schools to airports and hospitals – are either under way or in the design phase in Kuwait, highlighting the significant activity seen in the construction sector in recent years as the country works towards the goals outlined in the New Kuwait 2035 development plan. Perhaps the most ambitious of these projects is the 700,000-inhabitant Silk City mega-development in Subiyah on the northern side of Kuwait Bay. Government spending has, by and large, driven these projects, and 2017 and 2018 saw delays and postponements. As such, getting the investment and development balance right will be key to maintaining sustainable development, with a healthy mix of public and private participation now being sought.