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Jaber Al-Ahmad City lacks services

Committee chair blasts concerned authorities

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 5: Chairman of the Coordination Committee of the Jaber Al-Ahmad City Mohammed Al-Shimmari has criticized the concerned authorities for ignoring the shortcomings and sufferings of the people, saying the services are still incomplete, reports Al-Qabas daily.

Al-Shimmari told the daily, the Jaber Al-Ahmad City is one of the new cities that suffer from a severe shortage of services and that the committee has been waiting for the Council of Ministers to take action. He explained among the problems is the presence of a number of schools that were established and equipped years ago, but they did not work because of the lack of readiness of the Ministry of Education to operate them and the same goes with the different nurseries. He explained at the health level, the city, which has about 8,000 houses, where about 25 thousand people live, have to rely on only two clinics, which are not working to full capacity which close at 12 pm and the people of the city have to go to neighboring areas on Fridays and Saturdays.

He said at the level of beautifi- cation of the city, it is interesting to note a site had been allocated to build a garden 10 years ago. Despite the fact that the area has been fenced, it remains deserted. He pointed out that the Minister of Public Works, Minister of State for Housing Affairs Jenan Bushehri was briefed during her recent visit to the city on the problems related to the lack of services, most notably the entrances and exits, which have not been completed.

He pointed out the Minister replied that the presence of gas pipelines belonging to the Kuwait Oil Company hinder completion of work. He pointed out among the problems is the lack of access for public transport company to the city, despite the importance of public transport for thousands of workers who frequent the area daily.

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