8 residential areas to get weak water supply

Maintenance work at water pumping plant

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 23: Department of Water Operation and Maintenance at the Ministry of Electricity and Water on Friday evening will carry out maintenance work at the Subhan Water Pumping Plant, and the operation will lead to weak supply of water to eight residential areas, reports Al- Rai daily.

Assistant Undersecretary for Water Operation and Maintenance Engineer Khalifa Al- Furaij said the affected areas include Khaitan, Farwaniya, Omariya, Yarmouk, Qurtoba, Shuhada, Salaam and Surra.

He noted the work will start from 8:00 pm to 8:00 am on Saturday. He explained the maintenance work at the water networks is part of the periodic maintenance policy of the ministry. He urged residents of the affected areas to call hotline 152 or water emergency centers for further enquiries.

Meanwhile, Minister of Oil, Electricity and Water Engineer Bakhit Al-Rashidi recently held a meeting with executive members of the workers union at Ministry of Electricity and Water to discuss some problems facing some employees within the ministry.

Chairman of the union Engineer Abdullah Hujeilan said the minister indicated readiness to cooperate with Civil Service Commission to resolve problems related to wages for casual workers, which was canceled sometime ago.

He affirmed the meeting was positive, noting the issue concerning wages of casual workers was tabled for discussion and the minister asked about the reasons for its cancellation and the mode of disbursement to recipients. He expressed appreciation to the minister for his positive initiatives and interest shown by listening to their grievances.

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