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Solar power charging stations to be set up – MEW introduces e-services


KUWAIT CITY, April 16, (Agencies): Kuwaiti consumers can now gain access to a wide variety of on-line services, the Ministry of Electricity and Water said on Tuesday, citing an awareness campaign it launched earlier this year. The initiative is part of efforts to familiarize consumers with online services they have at their disposal, the ministry’s assistant undersecretary for planning Ahmad Al-Rashidi said in a statement.

The ministry is in the process of setting up booths at public places to acquaint consumers with such services, the official said. Among the services offered is a quick e-payment system where consumers can pay their bills, he pointed out, adding that the ministry will continue to provide quality services as part of Kuwait’s 2035 development plan.

Meanwhile, there is cooperation between a number of concerned authorities to set up solar power charging stations as part of a plan to spread this culture in the country, reports Al-Anba daily quoting informed environmental sources.

The sources said that the concerned institutions such as the Environment Public Authority and the Ministry of Electricity and Water in cooperation with a private company, are currently working on setting specific mechanisms for these stations, which will be established this year as a pilot project in preparation for generalizing this experiment after ensuring its success as well as according to the spread of this type of cars in the local market.

The sources pointed out that the pilot station for charging electric cars shall be operated with solar energy and energy storage and will evaluate the project within a specified period of time to get conclusions.

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