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Kuwait to employ UN ‘migration’ agency expertise for labour body

53 schools in new residential areas: PAHW


KUWAIT CITY, Aug 13, (KUNA): The Kuwaiti government plans to sign several agreements for International Office for Migration programmes aimed at improving the role of the Public Authority for Manpower, Minister of Social Affairs and Labour Hind Al- Sabeeh said on Sunday. At an event hosted by the United Nations’ migration agency, celebrating the impending departure of its Director- General William Lacy Swing, she pledged that Kuwait would continue to abide by its international commitments on the crime of human trafficking

. In remarks to reporters, Al- Sabeeh, also State Minister for Economic Affairs, hailed the government’s cooperation with the IOM, which has provided state employees with several training courses on the issue of human trafficking, in particular. She also hoped this “fruitful” collaboration, with the UN agency and others, would continue.

In a speech, the IOM chief praised Kuwait’s effective aid relief initiatives and its role in assisting people affected by crises worldwide. He also hailed His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah’s role in supporting regional stability and spreading global peace, saying that his visit to Kuwait was in recognition and appreciation of these efforts. Meanwhile Secretary General of the Manpower and Government Restructuring Program (MGRP) Fawzi Al-Majdali has announced that KD40.3 million will be disbursed to 60,000 employees entitled to employment support for August 2018 on Thursday, reports Al-Rai daily.

Public Authority for Housing Welfare (PAHW) revealed that the installations of Ministry of Education are currently being implemented, reports Al-Rai daily. PAHW explained that there are 53 schools in the new residential areas. The rate of achievement in ten of these schools has reached 100. They have been handed over to the ministry in Sabah Al- Ahmad City. PAHW has fixed 2020 as the deadline to receive the last schools.

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