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MPW to construct residential complexes for expat workers 4 projects to cost more than KD 40mn

KUWAIT CITY, March 1: The Ministry of Public Works will construct four residential complexes for expatriate workers this year in the South Municipality Scrapyard, Al-Hajjaj and North Storage area in Mina Abdullah at an estimated total cost of more than KD 40 million. Sources from the ministry confirmed these four projects will be launched with the Design and Construction System according to the ministry’s plan for fiscal 2014/2015.  Sources explained these projects are aimed at providing suitable accommodation for expatriate workers away from the residential areas.

Sources said each project will include other facilities like administrative buildings, security and medical centers.  Sources added the complexes will be rented to private companies upon completion to be used as accommodation for their workers. Meanwhile, The Director General of Kuwait Municipality Ahmad Al-Subaih has denied rumors that a section of the Municipality Garden facing Fahad Al-Salem Street and the markets zone to build a multi-floor parking lot, reports Al-Watan Arabic daily. In a statement, Al-Subaih noted the Municipality is keen on preserving the garden in its present location under the ongoing development projects in the Capital, indicating the garden will not be affected in any way.

State Ministry for Youths Affairs Undersecretary Sheikha Al-Zain Al-Sabah has confirmed the establishment of the Youth Development Sector under the leadership of Assistant Undersecretary Abdurrahman Al-Muteiri, reports Al-Anba daily.
Sheikha Al-Zain explained the formation of the new sector and the appointment of an assistant undersecretary in charge of it are part of the ministry’s plans to improve work procedures.  She said the ministry is working on the separation of the youth affairs from sports.  She pointed out this decision will allow the ministry to work within a wider scope of supporting the youths with the possibility of having an independent fund for small projects.
Meanwhile, Sheikha Al-Zain revealed the regulations regarding the initiatives have yet to be approved, indicating the ministry has been waiting for the approval for six months now.  She affirmed that despite the limited possibilities, the ministry is keen on supporting the youths in the implementation of their projects.

By Mohammad Ghanem
Al-Seyassah Staff and Agencies

By: Mohammad Ghanem

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