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Six ‘shelters’ can house 1,500 each

KUWAIT CITY, May 6: Director- General of the General Department of Civil Defense, Major-General Abdullah Al-Ali said six shelters have been built in each province with each having the capacity to accommodate between 800 and 1,500 persons, reports Al-Qabas daily.

Al-Ali said the shelters are built close to services such as cooperative societies, polyclinics and police stations and each of them is not less than 8,000 square meters.

Al-Ali added these shelters are for use in times of disasters and emergencies, while denying the need to establish more shelters at the moment.

However, he added, there is a plan to build six major shelters over the next five years

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