PAM approves procedure to cancel govt deals
KUWAIT CITY, July 19, (Agencies): Minister of Public Works and Minister of State for Municipal Affairs Hussam Al-Roumi signed on Thursday three contracts worth KD 18.079 million (about $59.6 million) to enhance and maintenance roads in the governorates of Al-Ahmadi, Hawalli and Al-Assima.
The ministry said, in a statement obtained by KUNA, that the first contract, worth KD 7.629 million, was signed to develop the roads in Al-Ahmadi governorate, including Al-Eqaila, Al-Dahar, Al-Mangaf and Al-Sabahiya. The second contract, which includes Hawalli governorate areas Hateen and Al-Shuhada, was signed at KD 5.368 million.
The third contract was signed to maintenance the roads and main streets of the capital governorate including Al-Daiya and Al-Khaldiya areas with a total of KD 5.082 million. Furthermore, Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) has approved a special mechanism for registering and cancelling governmental contracts based on procedures set for employers or their representatives to execute, reports Al-Anba daily quoting informed sources.
They disclosed that the authority has given the green light to employers and contractors, who are engaged in execution of emergency governmental projects of duration less than one year, to recruit expatriate workers from overseas under a temporary visa only after they register the contract with the Contracts and Government Projects Department and submit a letter from the employer with the number of workers required and the duration of the contract, and a bank guarantee with the number of workers required for the project.
The sources revealed that the authority, if the abovementioned conditions are met, will send a letter to Directorate General for Residency Affairs at Ministry of Interior to allow the employer to recruit the specified number of expatriate workers under a temporary visa.