Plan to renovate beachfront in Jahra, build ‘labor towns’ – ‘Imported foodstuff subjected to strict measures’

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 26, (KUNA): Kuwait Municipality plans to examine, in line with His Highness the Amir’s aspiration to transform the country into a regional financial hub, a number of mega projects such as construction of labor towns and renovating the shores adjacent to Al-Jahra district, the Minister of State for Municipal Affairs said.

The municipality, in the foreseeable future, will devote attention to proposed projects such as building the labor towns, a service and entertainment center in Al-Ugailah district, renovating Al-Jahra Governorate’s beachfront and Al-Mubarkiah commercial area and setting up a safe system for managing hard, liquid and hazardous waste, Mohammad Al-Jabri, also the Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs, was quoted as saying in a statement released by the Municipality’s Public Relations Department, on Monday.

“This future visionary approach will be enlisted in the government manifesto for the 15th legislative term that would be submitted to the National Assembly,” said Al-Jabri, noting that it is based on His Highness the Amir’s outlook of transforming Kuwait into a lucrative financial-commercial center in the Gulf region. The municipality will examine other ventures such as privatizing and specifying usage of land plots for housing and industrial or commercial purposes.

As to the State Fourth Structural Plan, Minister Al-Jabri indicated that it aims at distributing the land plots fairly; according to forecast population growth, economic policies and State’s needs. Urban development constitutes a factor of the Municipality’s future vision, incorporating the government platform, he said, noting necessity of building the infrastructure for expanding urban development.

Meanwhile, director of imported food management at Kuwait Municipality Al-Humaidi Al-Mutairi asserted on Monday that his department carries out strict inspection campaigns of all sorts of foodstuffs since entering the country to ensure they meet all health requirements.

Al-Mutairi said in a press statement issued by the public relations department at Kuwait Municipality that food shipments would not be released without full inspection and that they meet the set requirments in this regard. He pointed out that his department has sent some 17,426 samples of foodstuffs to the laboratory of the Ministry of Health to assure they meet all requirements.

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