Development Plan of the Northern Sub-Region

Madinat Al Hareer

Client: Kuwait Municipality

Region: International

Sector: Public Sector

Project Type: Plan, Design, Test, Implement

MGP Team Lead: Christina Heydorn

Team Members:

Gulf Consult, Parsons Brinckerhoff

Kuwait’s Northern Sub-Region is over 1,800 sq.km. in size, representing about 10% of the country’s total land area.  The Sub-Region’s most important asset is its hundreds of kilometres of coastline: an environment that supports diverse terrestrial and marine life and once accommodated Kuwait’s earliest inhabitants.

Today, new projects are bringing national attention to the Sub-Region.  These include: construction of the Mubarak Al Kabeer Port on Boubyan Island; construction of Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmed Al Sabah Causeway; planned alignment of the GCC Railway Network alignment; and, the designation of Protected Areas.

Malone Given Parsons Ltd. led a planning process that culminated in the Physical Development Plan of the Northern Sub-Regional Area.  It consists of land use, phasing, and implementation strategies that together support an enormous amount of growth and development in a manner that protects and enhances natural areas and cultural sites.  At build out, 1 million residents are planned to reside in three settlements: Madinat Al Hareer, Sabriyah, and Boubyan Island Lakes.