Kuwait eyes closer food safety co-op with Australia
KUWAIT CITY, Jan 7, (KUNA) : The State of Kuwait has set plans to use fiber optic networks as an essential part of developing smart cities in the country as well as aiding the state’s development scheme “Vision 2035”. Fiber optics applications could be used in various domains especially within the development of telecommunication, the internet, and Information Technology (IT).
The main focus of fiber optics in Kuwait is to establish a link between Kuwaiti residential areas as well as public and private entities. The Ministry of Communication is handling the installation of the fiber optic networks via a threephase process. Currently there are around 122 housing units benefiting from fiber optics in the first two phases, while future plans will include around 120 housing units in various governorates. Speaking to KUNA on the issue, Director General of the Central Agency for Information Technology (CAIT) Qusai Al-Shatti said that fiber optics technology was an important tool to measure the success of any given economy.
Chairman of Kuwait Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) Ali Al-Ghanim on Monday stressed the importance of boosting Kuwaiti-Australian cooperation in the food safety sector. Al-Ghanim said during the reception of a visiting Australian parliamentary delegation headed by Maria Vamvakinou, accompanied by Australian Ambassador to Kuwait Jonathan Gilbert, that this visit aims to strengthen commercial ties between the two countries and to discuss common issues.
On her part, Vamvakinou said that the purpose of this visit is to promote bilateral ties between Kuwait and Australia, and to look into available investment opportunities in Kuwait. Vamvakinou also invited KCCI to visit Australia to find similar opportunities in different fields provided by the Australian Parliament that works hard to provide a good commercial environment for foreign investments.
On the other hand, Ambassador Gilbert made similar remarks about commercial opportunities in Kuwait and Australia, stressing the importance of strengthening those relations between the two friendly countries. The “internet of things” will streamline governmental services and fiber optics will be the door to carry out such an ambitious plan, indicated the official
By Salem Al-Methin