Kuwait

Plan to get tough on construction cheats

Joint scrap company eyed KUWAIT CITY, May 27: Director General of Kuwait Municipality Eng Ahmad Al- Manfouhi has confirmed coordination with the Ministry of Justice to block the transactions of those proven to have violated construction regulations in the Municipality and some governmental institutions starting from July 1, reports Al-Anba …

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MGRP employees plan strikes to protest against merger with PAM

Strike will be legal as per conditions set by court KUWAIT CITY, May 27: Nearly 400 employees of Manpower and Government Restructuring Program (MGRP) plan to conduct a strike to protest against the merger of MGRP and Public Authority for Manpower, and the lack of response towards their demands, reports …

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Old Kuwaiti passports will expire on June 30 – Don’t travel after expiry

KUWAIT CITY, May 27: The old Kuwaiti passports expire on June 30, 2018, and those who still hold these passports beyond that date may be stopped at the border points and prevented from travelling, reports Al-Rai daily. The daily added, the holders of these passports will not be permitted to …

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‘Banks apply certain controls to regulate donation transactions’

Procedures differ from one bank to another KUWAIT CITY, May 27: Local banks follow procedures and apply certain controls to regulate Ramadan donation transactions, which are carried out in the form of remittances for the purpose of charity, reports Al-Anba daily quoting sources. Sources said the undisclosed banks are using …

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Final plan of subway metro stations in limbo

KUWAIT CITY, May 26: The final plan of the subway metro stations in Kuwait has been left in a limbo as bureaucracy takes a toll on the mega project, reports Al-Shahed daily. There are complaints about delays in the project especially with the bureaucracy among financial credit, request for consultancy, …

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Govt said to reject tax on expat remittances

KUWAIT CITY, May 26: High level ministerial sources reiterated government’s stance that rejected the proposal to impose taxes on expatriates’ remittances, which was earlier approved by the Parliamentary Financial Committee, and the relevant report referred to the parliament for deliberations and voting. The same sources added government’s position toward the …

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Ban on under-30 diploma hires cancelled

KUWAIT CITY, May 26: Minister of Social Affairs and Labor, Minister of State for Economic Affairs Hind Al-Sabeeh said the administrative decision which banned the issuance of work permits to foreigners holding diplomas and who are less than 30 years has been cancelled, reports Al-Jarida daily. The minister said this resolution under …

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FM responds to MP’s queries about KFAED loans to Philippines

Minister denies ‘delay’ in hospital project KUWAIT CITY, May 26: Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Sabah Al-Khalid Al- Sabah has responded to the questions of MP Waleed Al- Tabtabaei about the loans that Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) granted to the Republic of the Philippines. He said the …

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Architect AlNashmi represents Kuwait at Venice Design 2018

‘The Traveling Mihrab,’ a contemporary architectural element rooted in Islamic culture KUWAIT CITY, May 26: Architect Jassim Al- Nashmi represented Kuwait at Venice Design 2018, an annual international design exhibition, with his design of ‘The Traveling Mihrab’, a contemporary architectural element rooted in Islamic culture, interplaying with the diversity of …

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‘No switch to importing chilled meat’ – Live sheep customer warns

KUWAIT CITY, May 26: A company in Kuwait that imports two-thirds of Australian live sheep affirmed its rejection to import chilled meat from Australia in case of any reduction in the live exports, stressing that fresh meat, which is of high demand in the Middle East, will not replaced with …

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