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Tuesday , January 21 2020

MP ‘queries’ over commodity prices

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 17: MP Abdullah Al-Adwan has presented queries to Minister of Commerce and Industry Yousef Al-Ali on his ministry’s role in monitoring the prices of vital commodities. He wants to know if there is a mechanism for monitoring the prices of these commodities compared to the prices in the world market and if the ministry holds accountable the traders who increase the prices without any valid reason. Meanwhile, in response to the question of MP Mohammed Al-Huwailah on the plans of the Ministry of Public Works to upgrade Al-Wafra Road and the roads leading to Sabah Al-Ahmad City, Minister of Public Works and State Minister for National Assembly Affairs Dr Ali Saleh Al-Omair affi rmed the ministry is now in the process of developing these roads.

He said there is an agreement on the feasibility study, design and supervision on the improvement of roads linking Sabah Al- Ahmad Residential City and Al-Khairan City. He added three contracts came out of the agreement as follows:

■ Contract No. 238: establishment and maintenance of roads, bridges, sewerage and rain drainage systems, health and other services for the road between Mina Abdullah and Al-Wafra. Implementation of the contract started on Dec 3, 2015 and it is still ongoing.

■ Contract No. 237: establishment and maintenance of roads, bridges, sewerage and rain drainage systems, health and other services for the road between Mina Al-Zour and Al-Wafra. The project will be implemented after obtaining approval from the oversight authorities.

■ Contract No. 239: establishment and maintenance of roads, bridges, sewerage and rain drainage systems, health and other services for roads linking Sabah City and new Al-Khairan City.

The project will be implemented after obtaining approval from the oversight authorities. On another issue, the Interior and Defense Committee on Sunday discussed with Minister of Interior Mohammad Khaled and Chairman of the Central System for Remedying the Status of Illegal Residents (CSRSIR) Saleh Al-Fadalah different issues related to the naturalization of Bedouns. Committee Chairman MP Sultan Al- Ghusaim disclosed the minister confi rmed that 155 fi les are ready for naturalization, including the children of Kuwaiti divorced women and widows married to non-Kuwaitis.

He said Al-Fadalah also confi rmed referral of fi les of 32,000 Bedouns to the Evaluation Committee to determine who among them will be granted citizenship. According to Al-Fadalah, he briefed the committee on what the CSRSIR has achieved so far and responded to the questions of panel members. He presented results of procedures taken for the arrangement and classifi cation of fi les transferred to the CSRSIR prior to their

By Abubakar A. Ibrahim Arab Times Staff

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