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KUWAIT CITY, March 30: His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah on Wednesday addressed the State of Kuwait statement at the World Government Summit hosted by Dubai, the UAE, calling for collective global action to improve peoples’ quality of life. His Highness the prime minister called for rapid international response and joint efforts by governments to pave the way for improving the quality of life for all nations.
Employment of advanced technological and digital solutions to enhance business environments, social, economic and environmental structures requires governments’ joint vision on drawing up strategic and legislative schemes as well as policies in addition to utilizing advanced technologies to attain sustainable development, he said. The State of Kuwait had laid the corner stone for the government know-how through the launch of the “national center for economic knowledge,” tasked with multiple missions for building a robust and advanced economy in line with Kuwait’s vision 2035
Moreover, it is seeking to set up and apply the knowledge index for public establishments for measuring the gaps between their performance and outcome, in cooperation with the World Bank, His Highness the prime minister said, expressing pleasure for proposing the index as a Kuwaiti initiative, sharing other states with expertise and potentials for sake of upgrading performance of the governments, their apparatuses and institutions. His Highness the prime minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled greeted Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashed Al-Maktoum, the UAE Vice President, the UAE Prime Minister and Dubai Ruler, the attending ministers and other dignitaries. His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled noted the need for deeper examination of governments’ role in the future, in the shadow multiple crises, conflicts and continuous growth of information technology.
Among the major challenges facing governments in the current century are climatic change, water scarcity, geopolitical strifes, demographic changes, poverty, health crises, economic and financial issues, thus a rapid response is required along with inter-governmental efforts to stem these issues’ repercussions and seek to transform them into promising opportunities that may improve peoples’ quality of life, His Highness the prime minister of the State of Kuwait pointed out in his address to the WGS. He has indicated that improving the life quality is possible through technological empowerment, global economic link-up, expanding the network of sustainable cities and employing clean energy.
His Highness the prime minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled called for rationing exploitation of nations’ wealth to ensure a sound future for the next generations so they may have a stable and secure life. As to climatic change, he has affirmed that Kuwait has been seeking to implement the Paris accord for climatic change at the national level to cut carbon emissions in the 2015-2035 period.
Moreover, the State of Kuwait has adopted solutions for employment of renewable energy, replacing fossil fuel with liquefied gas, building and overhauling oi refineries to produce clean fuel, in addition to the state adoption of a strategy designed to attain low carbon emission until 2050. He has indicated that governments’ roles have been changing with respect of empowerment and capacities’ boosting, rather than operating and administering, amid intensive employment of know-how, innovation of advanced technologies. He underscored the need for a common vision on part of the governments to bolster and overhaul the business environments, economic, social and environmental structures. (KUNA)