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Plan to link health docus to iqama expiry of workers in foodstuff fields – ‘Interior’ to transfer top officials in various depts

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KUWAIT CITY, March 9: The Ministry of Health and Kuwait Municipality are coordinating to link the validity of health fitness certificate to the residency permit expiry for those who work in foodstuff trading fields like restaurants and catering service as well as other expatriates, reports Arab Times daily quoting informed sources.

Sources explained this move aims to safeguard public health and ensure the foodstuff trading field is free of epidemic. They said the workers will be tested again following renewal of residency and a new health certificate will be issued.

Meanwhile, Kuwait Municipality has decided to form a team of specialists to coordinate with the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to study the possibility of applying the experience of Dubai in terms of building a toll road under the airport, reports Al- Shahed daily quoting municipal sources.

They said this team was formed based on the recommendation of the Engineering Projects Committee to develop and expand Ghazali Road and link it to Seventh Ring Road as well as to study the possibility of building a road under the airport such that users of the road have to pay toll. In the meantime, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Khalid Al-Jarrah Al-Sabah is working on a clear-cut strategy for gaining maximum benefit from the experiences and skills of leading officials in various departments of Ministry of Interior, reports Al- Rai daily quoting security sources.

They said Sheikh Khalid Al- Jarrah has been monitoring the performance of every senior official closely, revealing that he intends to transfer leaders who are not serious to different positions in order to give them a chance to develop their productivity.

The sources explained that the minister, few days ago, issued a decision to transfer the Director General of Drugs Control General Department Brigadier Waleed Al-Drai’e to the head office of the ministry. He intends to issue another decision for the transfer of Brigadier Al-Drai’e to the Prisons Department in order to take advantage of his wide experience in the field of fighting drugs. This step is aimed at eradicating the widespread phenomenon of drug use inside the Central Prison.

The State Properties Department intends to evict tenants in Sawaber Complex starting from next week as per the Administrative Eviction Law, reports Al-Qabas daily quoting sources. This comes at a time the State is suffering from housing crisis and is unable to respond to citizens’ housing welfare requests. Sources confirmed the department had earlier put eviction notice stickers on 15 apartments whose tenants refused to hand over the units to the Finance Ministry. The department has given the concerned tenants a 30-day grace period to complete evaluation and financial right transactions. Sources said the administrative eviction notices will be given to these tenants in the event they refuse to vacate the premises.

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