An atypical period of political stability in recent years enabled Kuwait to secure approval for a number of major oil and gas projects that had been delayed for years. But the relatively pro-government parliament elected in July 2013 was dissolved in October 2016 prompting a renewed period of political upheaval.

2015 saw a record $32bn worth of infrastructure contracts awarded, but this looks set to remain the high watermark for some time.

Nizar al-Adsani, CEO of state firm Kuwait...