KUWAIT CITY, Jan 19, (KUNA): His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al- Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah said making use of Kuwaiti islands would be the country’s future project. His Highness Sheikh Jaber made the statement on Tuesday in a speech before His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al- Jaber Al-Sabah while presenting a briefing on the project. His Highness the Amir supports the project, which includes the islands of Boubyan, Failaka, Warba, Miskan and Awha, and this reflects the significance of the new scheme, His Highness the Premier noted. The project needs certain legislations and exceptional resolutions, in addition to measures taken by the government to carry out with it, His Highness said.
His Highness Sheikh Jaber expressed his confidence that the government would persuade National Assembly over the significance of such major projects as cooperation is needed to enact required legislations and laws to face any barrier when carrying out the project. Meanwhile, some senior officials of the Supreme Council for Planning and Development presented before His Highness the Amir the first phase of the comprehensive vision of building Kuwait’s future, including new projects.
Jasser Al-Jasser said “we present the first phase of the five islands’ project so as to make use of their areas.” The aim of this move is to achieve development through some projects inside these islands and turn them into free trade zones between the East and the West, he added. Meanwhile, His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received on Tuesday, His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah accompanied by members of the Supreme Council for Planning and Development. His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and Deputy Minister of Amiri Diwan Affairs Sheikh Ali Jarrah Al-Sabah were also present at the meeting held in Bayan Palace. The officials presented to His Highness the Amir thorough information on the project to develop the islands of Boubyan, Failaka, Warba, Miskan and Awha. The project is part of His Highness the Amir’s vision to turn Kuwait into a cultural and economic center, while also boosting development in the country.
The council is studying the benefits of the islands’ development in light of similar international models, aiming to create a comprehensive and multi-purpose free trade zone, thus raising Kuwait’s regional and international competitiveness. Meanwhile, the project will also attract top foreign investments, which will have a positive impact on Kuwait’s security, as countries owning these projects will exert efforts to protect their properties.