A platform bringing together leading stakeholders working on transforming the transport infrastructure in Kuwait

21 - 22 October, 2019 | JW Marriott Kuwait City, Kuwait, Kuwait

Conference Day Two: Tuesday, 22 October 2019

8:15 am - 8:50 am Registration, Refreshments And Networking

8:50 am - 9:00 am Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

Eng. Faisal Duwaih Alatel - Chairman, Engineering

Eng. Faisal Duwaih Alatel


Ensuring Safety By Integrating Appropriate Systems To Prevent Emergencies Caused By Unexpected Weather Conditions

9:00 am - 9:20 am The Importance Of Effectively Integrating A Stormwater Management System To Boost Roadway Safety

David Manfredi - Vice President Design & Consultancy, Parsons
Understanding the value of planning for new drainage infrastructure and upgrading of existing drains for Kuwait roads.

Why Is It So Important?
• Estimating maintenance cost reductions of up to 30%
• Providing adequate drainage during the design stage new development
• Implementing flood protection measures and enhancing road safety

David Manfredi

Vice President Design & Consultancy

9:20 am - 9:40 am CASE STUDY: Kuwait Flooding: Preparing To The Unexpected To Avoid Crisis

Faris Al-Obaid - Advisor, Supreme Council of Planning
The 2018 heavy rain caused damages of over US$300 million while opening up major concerns on the current situation of major Kuwaiti roads. Stalled flooded streets, submerged cars and blocked tunnels were among the main issues.

How Can This Be Avoided In Future?
  • Re-designing and implementing the road treatment strategy to prevent such episodes
  • Improving roads maintenance and construction planning
  • Maximising road safety through design and appropriate stormwater features

Faris Al-Obaid

Supreme Council of Planning

9:40 am - 10:00 am King Fahd Bin Abdul Aziz Road: Investing US$86 Million In Roads Maintenance

Dr. Walid Mahmoud - Executive Vice President, AECOM
Following the emergency occurred last November, the project aims to improve the condition and safety of several roads infrastructure.

What Are The Outcomes Of The Project?
  • Re-evaluating the efficiency of the water draining system of the road and the South Surra area
  • Re-constructing and re-surfacing the pavements of roads and bridges
  • Integrating asset management into transportation planning

Dr. Walid Mahmoud

Executive Vice President

10:00 am - 10:20 am Sponsor Session: Traffic Flow Modelling Of The Road Network To Reduce The Mortality Rate Caused By Various Accidents Types

In Kuwait there are over 400 fatal traffic accidents during 2018 and 91,265 urgent cases were transferred to public hospitals.

How Can This Be Limited?
  • Connecting inner city road networks to ease flow of traffic and congestions
  • Integrating traffic prediction software and services for strategic planning
  • Traffic control systems, data management and operation control to reduce congestions

10:20 am - 11:00 am Morning Coffee Break

Decreasing The Country’s Dependence On Oil By Investing In Infrastructure Development.
Constructing Metro Lines And The National Railway To Increase Trades By 60%

11:00 am - 11:20 am Kuwait National Rail Project – Phase 1: Economy Diversification By Investing US$3 Billion In The Railway System

Scott Signworth - Technical Director, WSP Middle East
The construction of a 575 km network to connect Kuwait to the rest of the Arabian Gulf regions will help the country to increase trades by almost 70%.

Understanding The Impact On The Transportation System?
  • The benefits of linking Saudi borders in the South with the Iraqi borders in the north of Kuwait
  • The possibility of diversify economy considering that freight will generate more than 70% of the total revenue
  • Promoting interconnectivity among regions to facilitate also passenger transportation

Scott Signworth

Technical Director
WSP Middle East

11:20 am - 11:40 am The Kuwait Metropolitan Rapid Transit System: Insights Into Phase 1

Nadeem Shakir - Technical Director & Head of Transport Planning, Aurecon
Strategically connecting key Kuwaiti cities, seaports and the national airport with 160 km of rail lines.

Why is it needed?
  • Reducing commuting time by 65% and facilitating transportation from/to Kuwait City and the international airport
  • Reducing traffic and congestions by 40% by incentivising public transports
  • Boosting country interconnectivity and facilitating passenger transportation

Nadeem Shakir

Technical Director & Head of Transport Planning

Incentivising The PPP Model To Innovate Transports And Reduce Maintenance Costs Of Up To 45%

11:40 am - 12:00 pm The PPP And BOT Models In Kuwait: Developing Advanced Public Transport Systems

Anand Kumar Srivastava - Global strategic PPP Expert, The World Bank, US (Reserved)
Promoting such business models can help the region to increase transportation quality, reduce roads congestions and decrease projects costs.

How Can PPP And BOT Be Expanded To Transport?
  • Understanding the benefits of build, operate, and transfer agreement
  • Faster project completions and reduced delays on infrastructure projects by 70%
  • Ensuring high-quality standards and maintenance throughout the life cycle of the project

Anand Kumar Srivastava

Global strategic PPP Expert
The World Bank, US (Reserved)

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch Break

The Impact Of The Oil And Gas Industry In Infrastructure Development

1:00 pm - 1:20 pm KNPC Refineries: Constructing and maintaining road accesses to 3 refineries

Shareefa Al Sirhan - Team Leader Projects Plannin, KNPC
The oil & gas sector contributes to almost 80% of Kuwait’s GDP. Critical infrastructures require constant maintenance works in their surroundings are required in order to ensure safety and reliability.

What Are The Benefits Of The Project?
  • Focusing on maintaining walkways and sidewalks to increase employees safety
  • Pavement repairs to avoid incidents and additional risks
  • Maintaining drainage flumes and asphalting of bund walls to reduce risks for equipment and personnel

Shareefa Al Sirhan

Team Leader Projects Plannin

What Are The Benefits For The Oil & Gas Industry In Opening Up To A PPP Model?
  • Analysing Kuwait’s market trends, the successes and challenges of existing PPP projects and the role of the government in successfully delivering them
  • Insights into the requirements for foreign and local companies to win more business in PPP projects
  • Evaluating the government tendering process and the criteria of selecting partnerships for mega projects

Mubarak Ayed Al-Reshedi

Assistant General Manager Planning
Kuwait Credit Bank (Reserved)

Ayman Ahmad Al-Sarhan

Deputy Secretary of Financial and Administrative Affairs
Central Tenders Committee ( Reserved)

Anand Kumar Srivastava

Global strategic PPP Expert
The World Bank, US (Reserved)

1:50 pm - 2:20 pm Keynote Closing Trailblazer: Strategies On How To Manage Megaprojects In The Oil & Gas Industry

The importance of aligning investments strategically within critical infrastructure sectors.

What Has To Be Done?
  • Achieving high standards for safety, quality, scheduling and costs in a mega-project from the design phase
  • Defining the scope of mega-projects to ensure all entities work together to achieve success
  • Analysing common causes of capital project issues and preventing them

2:20 pm - 2:20 pm Chairman’s Closing Remarks And Announcement Of Dates For 2020