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Municipality okays to increase number of floors of Correctional Institutions Complex

KUWAIT CITY, March 22: Kuwait Municipality has approved to increase the number of floors of Correctional Institutions Complex in Subhan area to ten floors at a total height of 75 meters, reports Al-Anba daily.

Director General of Kuwait Municipality Eng Ahmad Al-Manfouhi revealed that Ministry of Interior, on Nov 12, 2017, applied to secure an exemption for the project, which is located within the same vicinity of the Central Prison at Sulaibiya area. He said the application implied an intention to construct a ten-storey building that is 75 meters tall. Content of Ministry of Interior’s letter indicates that the project will include a prison that can accommodate 5,000 male inmates, another prison that can contain 1,000 female inmates, a hospital of 128-bed capacity, a center for rehabilitation and training, and other facilities.

The building will also have two mezzanine floors (middle floors) along with the ground floor. Kuwait Municipality declared that the approval will be subject to an approval from the Directorate General for Civil Aviation concerning the proposed height of the building.

Meanwhile, Kuwait Public Transport Company (KPTC) wasted KD 82,000 as it signed a contract with a consulting firm to prepare its action plan from 2016 to 2020 but the new board of directors rejected the plan, reports Al-Shahid daily quoting sources from various supervisory bodies.

According to sources, the Executive Department has recommended preparation of a new study to assess the current situation; look into the three contracts which the company signed with the Ministry of Education for three years valued at KD 21,269,751 as it seems that the company has not received certain dues since September 2013; and delayed settlement of bus rental fees. Sources added the company lost 42 percent of its capital and it did not use its garage in Shuwaikh although more than 13 years have passed since its completion.

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