Municipal panel okays modified planning of university city
KUWAIT CITY, June 20, (KUNA): Minister of Social Affairs and Labor and Minister of State for Economic Affairs Hind Al-Sabeeh has revealed that there would be a coordinative meeting between officials of the Government Restructuring Program (GRP) and Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) in order to support work in the private sector.
Al-Sabeeh made the statement on Tuesday while she was receiving well-wishers of Eid Al-Fitr at the headquarters of the GRP. Regarding the merging of the PAM and GRP, she said there is a government decision on this matter, referring that the budgets and employees of the two bodies were merged.
She stated that some companies, which committed violations in issuing residencies, were referred to justice that will have its final say in this question. She stressed that carrying out charitable projects outside the country should be approved by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor, and the Foreign Ministry to avoid the suspension of activities.
She pointed out that there is coordination among the Ministries of Labor and Foreign, Interior and Awqaf and Islamic Affairs, and Central Bank of Kuwait regarding the charitable projects carried out overseas. Th ere were little violations from charities in terms of collecting donations during the Holy Month of Ramadan, she said, noting that no charity complained with suspending projects.
She explained that the State of Kuwait is coordinating with the Gulf states and countries exporting domestic workers to reach identical views on this regard. Making new decisions on organizing labor market will be studied with Kuwait Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and Kuwait Trade Union Federation to ensure that these decisions achieve the aspired goals, she said.
Meanwhile, Minister of Public Works and Minister of State for Municipal Aff airs Hussam Al- Roumi on Wednesday stressed the significance of cooperation with the Kuwait Municipal Council to speed up work to achieve vital projects. Fruitful cooperation between the Council and the executive body of the Kuwait Municipality serves public interests, as it shortens duration of procedure, Al-Roumi told reporters during a visit to Municipal Council’s chief Eng Usama Al-Otaibi.
For his part, Al-Otaibi praised the minister’s continuous communication with the Council, voicing optimism about cooperation among the state institutions, which helps remove obstacles facing state projects. In the meantime, the Kuwait Municipal Council’s technical committee on Wednesday approved a modified structural planning for the Sabah Al-Salem Kuwait University City — Al- Shadadiyah.
Head of the committee Abdulaziz Al-Megel told reporters that they had also agreed to allocate a plot of land for firefighters club. In the meantime, the committee referred a host of proposals to the city’s executive body, mainly moving theaters from the residential area, and building a theatrical complex.