MEW keen on rationalization of water consumption: official – Construction starts for Juveniles Affairs’ new building

KUWAIT CITY, July 25: Undersecretary of Ministry of Electricity and Water Eng Mohammad Bushahri stressed the keenness of the ministry to achieve rationalization of water consumption and increase public awareness concerning this matter, reports Al-Kuwaitiah daily.

He revealed that Kuwait has the third highest rate of water consumption in the world, with per capita consumption of 450 gallons per day. He insisted that this issue requires legislations that can enforce penalties for excessive consumption of water.

Meanwhile, Director General of Public Authority for Agricultural Affairs and Fish Resources (PAAAFR) Faisal Al-Hasawi affirmed that wastewater treatment is one of the most important ways to deal with lack of consumable water in Kuwait, which is poor in water resources.

He stressed that the scarcity of drinking water constitute a threat to not only individuals but to all sectors particularly agricultural and industrial sectors.


Meanwhile, Director of Juveniles Affairs at Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor Hamad Al-Khaldi revealed that Ministry of Public Works has started the construction of the department’s new building in Sulaibiya area which is expected to be completed within three years, reports Al-Anba daily.

In an interview with the daily, he highlighted the formation of technical committees to follow up the cases of children and prepare reports about them with experts and specialists.

Al-Khaldi affirmed that the department has several plans that target all categories of juveniles, for which it has been cooperating with various concerned bodies in this regard.

He disclosed about a new method for organizing awareness training programs for guardians on how to deal with the juveniles, to protect them and solve the problems they face. In addition, awareness campaigns will also be held inside the schools and commercial complexes of all governorates.


In the meantime, Deputy Director for Administrative Affairs at Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) Ahmad Al-Hamad sent an administrative circular to deputy heads of Human Resources in KPC subsidiaries, director general of Kuwait Aviation Fueling Company and director of Human Resources of Kuwait Petroleum International Company to reinstate insurance subscriptions for their retirees, reports Al-Seyassah daily.

Through the circular, KPC requested its subsidiaries to provide it with the number of retirees whose services ended during the period between March 31, 2010 and July 2017 in order to reinstate the insurance subscriptions shouldered by the subsidiaries in return for indemnity subscriptions of the workers of Public Authority for Social Security in line with last paragraph of Article 51 of Law No. 6/2010.

The circular indicated that the lists should include names of retirees whose services have ended and who deserve to receive indemnity.


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