Cabinet ‘instructs’ PIA to set up insurance hospitals Tendering procedures finalized

KUWAIT CITY, July 22, (KUNA): The Cabinet on Monday assigned the Public Investment Authority to press ahead with procedures for forming companies for health insurance hospitals. The government advised the PIA to carry on with this approach with consideration to legal terms that ensure transparency and objectivity regarding examination of tendering offers. The ministers were briefed about recommendations of the economic affairs committee with regard of the measures that had been taken by the PIA for forming these companies, where Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance and Acting Minister of Oil, Mustafa Al-Shimali, stated that the feasibility study and the tendering procedures had been finalized. He added that a number of companies filed for winning the tender. The weekly cabinet session was held at Al-Seif Palace. It was chaired by His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah. The cabinet statement was read by Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs and Minister of State Municipal Affairs Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah.

The ministers, during the session, approved several bills; one stipulating approval of the International Railway Convention in East of the Arab World, the accord for setting up a permanent-joint Kuwaiti-Tanzanian committee, a Kuwaiti-Algerian MoU relieving persons who carry diplomatic and service passports of applying for entry visas and another between Kuwait and Oman on technical cooperation for environment protection. The endorsed bills were submitted to HH the Amir. Moreover, they examined a message, received by HH the Premier from the Tajik premier, inviting His Highness to take part in an international convention on water cooperation, due in Dushanbe on Aug 20-21.

The executives were briefed by the Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khalid Al-Hamad Al-Sabah about outcome of the visit paid to the country, on Wednesday, by Alistair Burt, UK Minister for the Middle East and North Africa.
Discussions between Burt and the Kuwaiti leaders dealt with key regional and international issues and means of boosting bilateral ties between the two friendly countries.
They also examined various political issues on the Arab and international arenas.

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