KUWAIT CITY, Feb 1: Public Authority for Housing Welfare anticipates the number of vacancies to be filled by Kuwaitis in general positions by the end of this year will reach 1,325, costing KD 5.849 million, indicating that the current 27 vacancies will be filled in March, reports Al-Qabas daily. According to a report released by the authority, ten available senior-level positions will gulp up to KD 76,000 in the form of salaries. This is in addition to another 13 support jobs that will consume KD 20,000.
The authority is in need of 42 engineers including 27 Kuwaiti junior engineers and 15 experienced expatriate engineers. Regarding job vacancies for expatriates, the report revealed that 650 jobs have been penned down for the current fiscal year. This number is likely to increase to 665 with a total salary of KD 4.400 million. It declared the need to fill vacancies for 38 expatriate engineers who were either relieved of their jobs or had willingly resigned earlier this fiscal year.
Meanwhile, Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs and Ministry of Foreign Affairs have taking a giant stride towards resolving the problem related to issuance of Umra visa for Bedoun residents through coordination with Saudi authorities. A source reported that Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs is waiting for a response from Saudi Arabia to allow Umra operators to secure visa for Bedoun pilgrims based on the regulations of Saudi Ministry of Hajj. He indicated that the ministry will soon train several imams and muezzins from Europe on religious moderation and its application through the Higher Committee for Moderation.
The source said Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs and State Minister Municipal Affairs Mohammad Al- Jabri announced that the Fourth International Conference of Nationalities will be declared open in March. Moreover, the committee formed in the Public Authority for Housing Welfare based on recommendations from the Minister of State for Housing Affairs Yasser Abul to test government houses in Sabah Al-Ahmad Residential City has commenced activities to carry out the assignment, reports Al-Anba daily quoting informed sources.
They explained that the committee was set up after some inadequacies in one of the housing units were discovered. The committee is following the guidelines allotted in line with internationally approved standards and the contracts signed with the concerned companies. The sources revealed that the committee will present a final comprehensive report over construction, hygiene and electricity tests within the next two weeks, indicating that this report will include categories and definitions of materials used for construction and rate of appropriateness to the specifications agreed with the contractors and the Constitution.