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Initiative aims at encouraging use of public transportation
KUWAIT CITY, Jan 26: The Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) announced Wednesday the signing of a contract with a local company to finance a pilot project for the “Kuwait Commute” initiative to encourage the use of public transportation, reduce traffic congestion and reduce harmful emissions. The foundation said in a press statement that its support for the initiative project represented in designing and building four sustainable bus stops in the Capital Governorate comes as an encouragement to the national capabilities of distinguished Kuwaiti energies, as well as working to build cadres with scientific knowledge to deal with various challenges and provide technological solutions for a sustainable Kuwait.
In a statement, Acting Deputy Director General of Strategic Programs at the Foundation, Director of Research Department Dr. Muhammad Al-Ramadan affirmed the administration’s keenness to advance scientific research in Kuwait by financing basic and applied research and contributing to finding appropriate solutions to the most important challenges facing the State of Kuwait.
Al-Ramadan mentioned that the first phase of the project includes developing a design for four model and sustainable bus stops in the capital region, pointing to coordination with the Capital Governorate to facilitate cooperation with the relevant authorities. For her part, Director of the Foundation’s Leading Research Program, Dina Al-Naqeeb, said in another statement that supporting the “Kuwait Commute” initiative is a positive example of joint work between a number of sectors with the aim of improving a public service that contributes to the development of society and improves the quality of civil life. She pointed to the possibility of expanding this model project after the success of the first phase to include Kuwait City and its suburbs, and then all areas of Kuwait.
For his part, the Director-General of the company and the owner of the initiative ‘Kuwait Commute’ Jassem Al-Awadi praised the support provided by the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences to his national initiative, pointing out the importance of this support in embracing national cadres, unleashing their creative energies, encouraging their creative ideas, and transferring them from the theoretical realm to practical field application. Al-Awadi explained that the initiative’s goal is to evaluate the current public transport system in force in Kuwait and start an open dialogue with the community and relevant stakeholders from the public and private sectors, in order to achieve its goal of creating a “comfortable and sustainable public transport system” in the State of Kuwait. (KUNA)