KUWAIT CITY, Feb 9: Director of Funeral Affairs Department at Kuwait Municipality Faisal Al-Awadhi has affirmed that there are no fees for burying the deceased in the country’s graveyards, clarifying the KD30 fee for the shroud is optional, not mandatory, reports Arab Times daily.
Al-Awadhi pointed out the graveyards have huge capacity and are wide enough for the next 50 years with Jahra Graveyard having a capacity for 100 years from now. He disclosed the most common burial site is Sulaibikhat graveyard. He reiterated the shroud that the Municipality provides is free so the deceased’s family is not required to pay. He added the cost for bathing and transportation of the deceased is shouldered by the Municipality, asserting all these procedures are done for everyone equally – citizens and expatriates.
According to statistics, the Municipality needs 600-700 shrouds monthly. Each dead person is buried alone in a grave, not on top of each other since plenty of plots are available, he concluded.